Terrorism Suspected After Italian Politician Shot In Apartment Courtyard
Former Turin mayoral candidate Alberto Musy was shot multiple times by a man wearing a motorcycle helmet who was waiting for him in the stairwell of his apartment building.
TURIN - A man wearing a motorcycle helmet shot a Turin city councilman Wednesday morning inside the politician's apartment building, sparking fears of a return to the political terrorism that has stained Italy's recent past.
Alberto Musy, who was a centrist candidate for Turin mayor in 2011, is in serious condition after being rushed to the hospital shortly after 8 a.m.
The assailant had managed to enter the apartment building in central Turin after posing as a delivery man. When Musy returned from dropping his child off at nursery school, the man was waiting for him in the stairwell. He tried to flee into the building's courtyard, but was shot from behind.
Hospital officials say Musy, who was unconscious upon arrival, is expected to survive.
Over the past decade, Italy has seen sporadic returns to the ideological terrorism of the Red Brigades and other groups that marked the "Years of Lead" of the 1970s and early 1980s.
Turin Mayor Piero Fassino said it was too early to confirm the nature of the attack, but added: "Whatever dynamic or motive, it's evident to (express) the most absolute condemnation for a grave episode."
Read the original article in Italian by Claudio Laugeri and Massimo Numa
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