The victims are all Africans. The gunman is Italian. They arrested him as he was making the Roman salute. He had been a candidate for the Lega Nord.
As of this writing, Saturday afternoon, there are no more news updates from Tolentino. Luca Traini, the 28-year-old gunman, was taken to police headquarters. The six injured are in the hospital. Everyone is waiting for a statement from Matteo Salvini, the leader of Lega Nord. In half an hour, the statement arrives.
The condemnation of the act—if it is a condemnation at all—is dealt with quickly, in the first sentence: “Whoever shoots someone is a criminal.” But the substance comes afterwards: “It is clear and obvious that out of control immigration, an invasion like the one organized, promoted and financed in recent years, leads to social conflict.” Fascist terrorism is thus rebranded as “social conflict,” and those responsible are, ultimately, the victims.