A 57-year-old gunman opened fire in Rome’s Fidene district, resulting in the deaths of three individuals on Sunday, Dec. 11.

It was learned that one of the victims was reportedly a friend of Italian Prime Minister Giogria Meloni, the country’s first female leader.

Meloni posted a photo on social media of herself alongside the victim, identified as Nicoletta Golisano.

“It is not right to die like this,” the Italian PM wrote: “Nicoletta was happy, and beautiful, in the red dress she bought for her 50th birthday party a few weeks ago. For me she will always be beautiful and happy like this.”

As of this writing, the identities of the two other women killed in the shooting incident have not been named.

At the time, the women were reportedly holding a board meeting for their condominium at Rome’s Fidene district. At some point, a 57-year-old man reportedly stormed in and opened fire according to Italian authorities.

The suspect was eventually overpowered and later on detained by other residents who were also present at the meeting. When police arrived, the suspect was arrested.

“He came into the room, closed the door and shouted, ‘I’ll kill you all’ and then started to shoot,” an unnamed witness said, according to Italian news agency Ansa.

There were also four other people wounded in the shooting incident. One of them reportedly suffered serious injuries. A motive behind the shooting has yet to be revealed.

However, the suspect was reportedly someone known to the board members. He was in a series of disputes with the resident’s association per witnesses.

It was added that the suspect had already been reported to authorities for making threats against residents, witnesses added.

Rome Mayor Roberto Gualtieri called an emergency security meeting for Monday, describing the ordeal as a “grave episode of violence that has struck our city,” the Guardian reported.

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