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Chinese told to stay calm after shootings in Rome

By Bob Jian (Shanghai Daily)

08:36, January 09, 2012

The Chinese embassy in Italy has urged avoiding "any extreme emotion" after a Chinese man and his baby daughter were shot dead in Rome during an armed robbery last week.

The man's wife was also shot but is recovering in hospital.

"The preliminary investigation has shown the incident was a single criminal case and involved no racial discrimination to Chinese people," Chen Guoyou, a senior diplomatic officer at the embassy, said at the weekend.

He told a meeting of Chinese organizations in the Italian capital that they should take proper measures to appeal to the Italian government to arrest the suspects soon to avoid any situation that might affect friendly relations between the two countries.

Many Chinese people had gathered near the spot where Zhou Zheng, a 31-year-old Chinese immigrant who ran a bar with his wife, and his 9-month-old daughter were killed in mourning. Some Italians brought flowers and toys.

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