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Four shot in Italy football brawl

IANS  |  Rome 

Four people were shot and seriously injured in a brawl between fans of and in downtown where the two squads will face off on Thursday in the first of two round-of-32 playoff matches.

The violence erupted around 9.30 p.m. on Wednesday near the Coliseum where four people - two Spaniards, an American and a Briton - were shot, reports news.

The wounded were quickly taken to where one of them is said to be in particularly bad shape.

The fight involved more than 40 people and some of them took refuge in nearby bars and restaurants when the gunfire broke out.

According to initial reports, a group of fans wearing masks and armed with truncheons and knives attacked some young people and fans who were on Leonina Street, wounding some of them in the legs.



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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 13:08 IST