pensioner, on a park bench.
Neighbours described Mr Leotta as "a strange loner",
and said he had once attacked
his brother with an axe, but the episode
had not been reported to police.
Giuseppe Leotta shot dead the mayor of Aci Castello and four other people in a
that initially raised the spectre of mafia or politically
The pain of a relative of one of the victims.
Giuseppe Leotta, a disgruntled town worker opened
fire with a handgun in a town hall
in eastern Sicily, killing
five people and injuring one before committing suicide.
suspect fled the scene of the attack in the town of Aci Castello, just
prompting a manhunt through eastern Sicily.
The shooting caused panic in the quiet seaside town
in eastern Sicily and police advised other council employees to lock
themselves in their homes while the gunman was on the loose. A manhunt
was launched with police helicopters, and roads outside the town were
Police in Leotta's home.