Teen critical after being shot in head in Rome

(ANSA) - Rome, January 7 - A 17-year-old is critically ill in a Rome hospital after being shot twice in the head overnight.

The male youth, who reportedly has a criminal record for minor drugs offences, was found in a pool of blood in the Tor Bella Monaca district of the capital by a passerby who alerted the emergency services.

He underwent surgery in Rome's Tor Vergata hospital.

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