Man gunned down outside Rome playschool

Victim died after being shot execution-style outside nursery in Rome suburb.

A man shot outside a nursery school in Rome's Magliana district at around 08.50 on 10 January died from his injuries later that day at S. Camillo hospital.

The victim had just got into his car after dropping off his children at the playschool on Via Castiglion Fibocchi when he was shot several times in the head by a gunman on a scooter.

The 35-year-old victim was known to police and had been under surveillance in relation to previous crimes involving extortion, usury, drugs, robbery, possession of weapons, and assault, according to local media.

Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi tweeted: "Outraged by the shots from Magliana's kindergarten, Rome needs more policemen as announced by the minister @matteosalvinimi."

Italy's deputy premier and interior minister Matteo Salvini responded to Raggi by saying: "I'm here to bring concrete results, responding to someone who just does bla bla bla." Salvini added that between 2018 and the end of this year Rome will have at least 250 more police officers.

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Address Via Castiglion Fibocchi, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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Man gunned down outside Rome playschool

Via Castiglion Fibocchi, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy