di Davide Marchetta
Palermo, May 17 - An Italian police officer shot his seven-year-old son before killing himself Friday. The boy is in "desperate" condition in a Palermo hospital. The Palermo flying squad officer, Ivan Irrera, lived with his wife, son and 14-year-old daughter in the town of Misilmeri not far from the Sicilian capital. Italy has seen a wave of often-fatal domestic violence by husbands, boyfriends and exes.