France: Shooting attack injures 3 near train station in northern city of Lille

France: Shooting attack injures 3 near train station in northern city of Lille
(Image: Screen grab of video by manel chanelle, YouTube)

[Ed. – The incident is being described as a gang revenge attack.  In France, that typically involves African or South Asian immigrants now.  The shooter was last reported still at large.]

At least three people including a teenage boy were wounded tonight after a man opened fire next to an underground train station in the northern French city of Lille.

Police said the 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg, while the others were wounded in the neck and back.

Anti-terrorist police were on the scene in minutes, but early indications were of ‘a settling of accounts’ by the shooter.

It is unclear who carried out the attack, but it is believed the shooter, a hooded man, is at large. …

A police source said: ‘The attack was in place Jacques Febvrier, next to the Porte d’Arras metro station. Officers remain at the scene. …

They added: ‘A car pulled up outside the station and targeted the three youths hurt. It appears this was a settling of scores. None of the injuries are life threatening.’

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