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Five Slain in Raid Linked to Mafia

May 2, 1992

NAPLES, Italy (AP) _ Gunmen burst into a home where a family was watching television and gunned down five people in an attack linked to Mafia feuds, police reported Saturday.

The attack killed Vincenzo Crimaldi, 46, whose brother leads a gang that has been fighting for leadership in a region near Naples, police said.

Crimaldi’s wife, son and pregnant 24-year-old daughter were also slain, as well as a 14-year-old friend who was with them, authorities said. The daughter’s husband and two other people were injured.

The attack occurred in Acerra outside Naples on Friday night, police said. The gunmen escaped.

Police said they believed the attack was in retaliation for the attempted assassination earlier Friday of the leader of a rival gang also linked to the Naples Mafia. The first attack left the brother of the gang leader dead.

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