Pescara Mayor Carlo Massi said on Tuesday that the Adriatic city was deeply "shaken" after one person was killed and another seriously wounded in a bar shooting on Monday, BTA reported, citing Italy's ANSA news agency.

A 66-year-old architect was shot and a 48-year-old ex-footballer with a criminal record was taken to hospital with serious injuries after being shot by a man who entered the bar with his face hidden under a helmet and opened fire.

The killer managed to escape on a scooter, mixing with people returning to the beach. 

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"A freak crime, it's not part of the culture of the people of Pescara," Maski said outside the bar where the shooting happened.

"This violence is not in the DNA of our city, and that's why we are incredibly disturbed by this case.

A clear, strong response from local government bodies is needed because citizens want it," he added.



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