Piero Antinori, a 52-year-old official who was accompanying a group of Italian shoe companies exhibiting at this week’s Konsumexpo fair in Moscow, was killed today by a group of men in an apparent attempt to steal from him. He was working for the employers’ association of the province of Fermo, in the Marche region. According to an agency report from Moscow, he was travelling in a car with another person. They were stopped by another car 500 meters away from the fair. A group of men reportedly stepped out of the car and one of them gunned the individual. A police investigation is under way.