The feared Cosa Nostra are desperate to maintain supremacy after African crime gangs arrived with the migrants - and they are engaged in a deadly turf war.
An innocent Gambian man was shot through the head by an assassin in broad daylight sparking fears of a wider bloodbath.
Mayor Leoluca Orlando told MailOnline: 'Palermo is no longer an Italian town. It is no longer European. You can walk in the city and feel like you’re in Istanbul or Beirut.'
Sicily capital feels more like Istanbul or Beirut than Europe
Sicilian mafia declared 'war on migrants' after immigration levels soared
Innocent man shot in the head during a street altercation in Palermo
Cosa Nostra are fighting African gangs for supremacy on Sicily
Palermo mayor has described the Sicily’s capital as ‘no longer European’
By JAKE WALLIS SIMONS IN PALERMO, SICILY FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 07:25 EST, 22 April 2016 | UPDATED: 14:21 EST, 22 April 2016