Sunday 17 December 2017

Three people - including teen - injured in metro station shooting in France

A policeman on patrol after the Orly Airport incident Photo: AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu
A policeman on patrol after the Orly Airport incident Photo: AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu

Denise Calnan and Louise Kelly

Three people, including a teenager, were injured after a gunman opened fire outside a metro station in the city of Lille in northern France.

Witnesses described how a gunman began shooting outside the station on Friday night before he fled the scene, according to Sky News.

The teen reportedly was shot in the leg while another person took a bullet to the neck.

Local news outlet La Voix du Nord has reported that a third person has been taken to hospital.

None of the injuries sustained are life-threatening.

Police are now hunting for the gunman who is still on the run.

The attacker's motive is also still unknown, but it is not believed to be terror-related.

Local media reported the shooting may have been gangland-related.

However, France remains on high alert with a state of emergency still in place following a series of terror attacks.

The most recent attack occurred at Orly Airport in Paris when a radicalised Muslim, who was on an official watch-list, shot a policewoman in the head at a road check before attacking a soldier.

The attacker, named as Ziyed B, was shot dead by troops.

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