Gunmen on motorcycles wound 5 youths in Naples games parlor in "warning" to owner

Other News Materials 2 November 2008 16:14 (UTC +04:00)

Naples police say gunmen on motorcycles wounded five youths in a shooting in a games parlor in neighborhood where mobsters once waged a bloody turf war, the Associated Press reported.

Police official Antonella Calvanese said the shooting early Sunday could have been a warning to the owner of the games parlor in Secondigliano, a tough neighborhood known for drug dealing.

Investigators said four helmeted gunmen aboard two motorcycles drove up and fired some 30 shots, aiming at the legs.

Four suffered leg wounds; the fifth had an arm wound.

Police say the wounded range in age from 12 to 16, and three of them are nephews of the owner.

A power struggle between clans of the Camorra crime syndicate killed more than 50 people in the neighborhood a few years ago.