Gunmen open fire outside Avignon mosque in France

France –    There has been a shooting at a mosque in France. At least 8 injured

The telegraph reports that worshippers were leaving the Arrahma mosque in Avignon, Provence, at about 10.30pm on Sunday night when two “hooded men” pulled up in a Renault Clio.

Police said the crowd fled in panic when the gunmen started shooting, injuring four people at the scene,  La Provence newspaper reported.  A family of four in a nearby apartment received shrapnel wounds.

A seven-year-old girl was among those injured, the paper reported.

One of the attackers was carrying a handgun, while the other had a rifle.

Police were searching for the suspects after they fled from the scene.

The shooting is not being treated as terrorism at this stage. Laure Chabaud, an Avignon magistrate, said police suspected it was a gangland dispute.

 

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