2011 Florence shootings
|2011 Florence shootings|
|Location||Florence, Tuscany, Italy|
13 December 2011 |
12.30 p.m. (Central European Time)
|Target||Senegalese market traders|
|Weapons||Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum|
|Deaths||3 (including the perpetrator)|
|Motive||Race hate crime|
On 13 December 2011, an armed attack occurred in Florence. Two market traders from Senegal, 40-year-old Samb Modou, and 54-year-old Mor Diop, were killed by Gianluca Casseri, who wounded three other Senegalese traders in another market. According to Florentine prosecutor Giuseppe Quattrocchi, the killer shot himself dead as he was approached by police in a car park. The attack was racially motivated according to authorities. The attack occurred during the 2011 Liège attack, which started on the same day, at the same hour.
The first shootings were at the Piazza Dalmazia market on Tuesday morning, where two market traders were shot dead and one injured. The killer then fled in a car and wounded two more vendors at the San Lorenzo later that day. He shot himself when confronted by armed police.
Response to shootings
The attacker was a 50-year-old accountant from Pistoia who had a history of involvement in far-right politics. In 2010 he published an historical novel La Chiave del Caos, co-authored with Enrico Rulli. He also published a newsletter for fans of J. R. R. Tolkien.
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