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"Bang, bang, bang" - witness to the shooting in Italy

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Reuters

The investigation begins after two police officers are shot outside the Prime Ministers' office in Rome on the day a new Italian government is sworn in.

Freelance cameraman Simone Bianchi said he heard two gunshots and saw a man dressed in a gray suit shooting at a policeman.

(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) EYEWITNESS, ITALIAN FREELANCE CAMERAMAN, SIMONE BIANCHI, SAYING:

"No, I didn't hear anything before he started shooting. I was about 20 to 25 meters from him. The only thing, basically, I saw was this man who was shooting, bang, bang, bang."

The shooting came as Enrico Letta's new government was being sworn in less than a mile away at the President's palace.

Ansa journalist Federico Garimberti was also at the scene when the shooting happened.

(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) ANSA JOURNALIST, ENRICO GARIMBERTI, SAYING:

"It is still too early to say if this is a gesture from an unstable person or if this has been influenced by the political climate but certainly t