Friday 27 April 2018

Six month old baby among four killed during gun attack on Roma camp

The Roma camp in Roye is about 68 miles from Paris
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A gunman has left four people dead, including a six month old baby, after opening fire on a Roma traveller camp in northern France.

The shooting is understood to have taken place at 4.30pm in a camp near Roye in Somme, about 68 miles north of Paris.

According to French newspaper Le Courrier Picard, police and fireman are at the scene and a military helicopter is hovering overhead.

A six month old baby is understood to be among the dead.

A man and a woman were also killed at the site, and a police officer injured by the gunman is believed to have die after being rushed to hospital.

A second policeman was “seriously injured” in the attack, and local media are reporting that another child is being treated at University Hospital of Amiens following the incident.

The gunman was shot by police after he open fired on approaching officers and his condition is not known at this time.

The motives for the shooting are unknown but it comes just days after a man opened fire on a train in France.

The Telegraph is reported that police are treating the shooting as a criminal matter, not one linked to terrorism.

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