A lone gunman has attacked two carabinieri outside the government headquarters in Italy. One was shot in the leg, the other in the neck. He is said to be in a serious condition in hospital. A female passer-by was also injured by a stray bullet, according to reports.
The smartly-dressed man, who was himself slightly injured when taken down by police has been named as Luigi Preiti, a 46-year old man from Calabria. A total of seven bullet casings were recovered from the scene.
The shooting occured during the swearing-in ceremony of the new Italian cabinet at the presidential palace. It is not yet known if the two events are connected.