Pompeii flower market held at gunpoint

Gunmen opened fire in a crowded wholesale flower market Thursday, killing two men in an attack police said appeared to be the work of organized crime. The market a few miles from the ancient ruins of Pompeii serves nearby Naples and other suburbs. The director of the company that runs the market was attacked inside his office and died of a gunshot to the head. The other victim, an employee, died in a hospital, police said. The killers - apparently two men - arrived early in the morning while the market was packed with shopkeepers choosing flowers. After the attack the gunmen fled on a motor scooter, police said. The killings brought to four the number of slayings since Monday in the Naples area linked to the Camorra, Naples version of the Mafia. Crime clans in the area often fight for control of extortion rackets, cigarette and drug smuggling, illegal betting operations and prostitution, AP reports.