Police discover Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf in home of alleged drive-by shooter

Police discover Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf in home of alleged drive-by shooter

Nazi materials were discovered by police (Stock image)

Monday, February 5, 2018

Police have discovered a copy of Adolf Hitler’s memoir Mein Kampf in the home of a man who allegedly shot and wounded six people in Italy.

Officers also found other Nazi publications as well as a Celtic cross flag, which is often associated with white supremacist movements, according to The Guardian.

Local media reports that Luca Traini is accused of a two-hour drive-by shooting, which wounded one woman and five men who were from Nigeria, the Gambia, Ghana and Mali.

One of those injured in the shooting has already been discharged from hospital; the other five are reportedly still receiving treatment but are all in a stable condition, although one is in intensive care.

The 28-year-old has been charged with attempted murder and racial hatred after the incident on Saturday (February 3). He is currently being held in jail.

Photos of the man appear to show him with a neo-Nazi tattoo on his forehead as well as an Italian flag worn around his neck.

Traini reportedly took part in a local election for the Northern League, a political organisation that campaigns against immigration, and local media claims he has had past links to both neo-fascist parties CasaPound and Forza Nuova.

It is thought the attack may have been a response to the death of an 18-year-old woman whose body was discovered in suitcases a few days earlier. A Nigerian man has been arrested in relation to that murder.

However police do not believe Traini knew Pamela Mastropietro, who died shortly after leaving a rehabilitation centre for drugs.