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Police wounded in Italy shooting

Two police officers have been shot and wounded near the Prime Minister's office in Rome. Reports says the alleged gunman, who is in custody, told investigators he acted out of anger with politicians. Today Italy's new government was sworn in.

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Italy shooting officer remains in a 'serious condition'

A police officer shot in the neck outside the Italian Prime Minister's office remains in a serious condition, a hospital officials said.

Doctor Amalia Allocca said Giuseppe Giangrande, one of two paramilitary officers shot, arrived at Rome's Policlinico Umberto I Hospital with a bullet still inside him.

Rome's Policlinico Umberto I Hospital, where the police officer is in a serious condition. Credit: APTN

Surgeons removed the bullet and found it had passed inside his neck, touching the upper part of his spinal cord.

Mr Giangrande is being kept under close observation as medical staff complete tests, Dr Allocca said.

The second wounded officer was taken to the San Giovanni Hospital, also in Rome.

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