At least three people, including a teenager, have been hurt in a shooting near a metro station in northern France, say reports. The gunman is said to be still on the run following the attack in a car park in the city of Lille.
Witnesses told police that an unidentified assailant opened fire near a metro station on Friday night before fleeing, according to two Lille police officials. The officials said one of those shot is a minor, and none of the injuries is life-threatening. The officials were not authorised to be publicly named.
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 the hospital. The attacker’s motive is also still unknown, but it is not believed to be terror-related.
France is on high alert with a state of emergency still in place following a series of terror attacks in recent months and years. Last weekend, a radicalised Muslim on a crime watchlist shot a policewoman in the head at a road check before attacking a soldier at Orly airport in Paris.
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