Eight people wounded in shooting near French mosque

July 03,2017  

Eight people wounded in shooting near French mosque
Eight people wounded in shooting near French mosque, Eight people were wounded in a shooting in front of a mosque in the southern French city of Avignon on Sunday night, local media reported.

PARIS: Eight people were wounded in a shooting in front of a mosque in the southern French city of Avignon on Sunday night, local media reported.

Citing La Provence newspaper on Monday, Xinhua reported that authorities are not considering the incident as a terrorist attack. Police suspected the shooting was due to a dispute between young people.

Four people were wounded outside the mosque while a family of four in their apartment some 50 meters away took shrapnel.

The newspaper report also quoted witnesses as saying the shooting began at around 10:30 p.m. local time on Sunday when one of the two gunmen with their faces covered fired shots around as worshippers were leaving the mosque.