(updates previous) Milan, July 2 - Police have captured a man who shot and seriously wounded the mayor of the northern town of Cardano al Campo near Milan on Tuesday. Giuseppe Pecoraro is a former municipal policeman who had recently been transferred to an administrative position in the city offices following probes regarding his work, police said. Mayor Laura Prati is in serious condition after the man allegedly told employees to stay back then entered her office and shot her with a pistol. He was also carrying a rifle, police said. "I have settled the scores," the man reportedly said after the shooting. The town's deputy mayor was also injured, police said. Prati was taken to the nearby Gallarate hospital by helicopter and the deputy mayor was transported to the Varese hospital.
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