Rome beautician kneecapped by gunman

Rome beautician kneecapped by gunman
The beauty salon owner was shot at 8.30pm on Tuesday night. Photo: Simon Pielow/Flickr
A beautician was shot in the knees by a gunman on Tuesday night as she worked at a salon in Rome.

The man, disguised by a motorcyle helmet, entered the Linea & Sole salon in South Rome and shot 59-year-old Cinzia Pugliese in the knees before making his escape, La Repubblica reported.

Before the shooting, a man had reportedly asked who the owner of the beauty salon was, suggesting a targeted attack, the newspaper said.

The woman was taken to hospital although her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The motive of the attack is currently unclear.

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