Eight wounded in shooting near French mosque, but police rule out terrorism
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- Eight people including a girl were lightly wounded late on Sunday in a shooting in front of a mosque in the south-east French city of Avignon, the prosecutor’s office said, ruling out terrorism.
- None of the wounded had life-threatening injuries, it said.“From what we know this evening, the mosque was not targeted. The fact that it happened in the street of the religious establishment was unconnected with it,” the prosecutor said.
- La Provence regional newspaper, which first reported the incident, cited a judicial source as saying police are “not at all treating it as terrorist related” and suspected instead a dispute between youths
- Four people were wounded outside the mosque while a family of four in their apartment 50 metres away were hit by shrapnel, La Provence said.