Terror in Lille as Hooded Gunman Shoots 3 People Outside Metro Station in French CityPosted: March 24, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, France, Global, Mediasphere, Terrorism | Tags: 2016 Nice attack, Agence France-Presse, France, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Metro station, Orly Airport, Paris, Twitter Leave a comment
Jon Lockett and Peter Allen report: Armed police have now sealed off all roads leading into the city centre as they try to contain the situation and catch the gunman.
French reports say there were several shots fired near the Porte d’Arras metro station at around 9.50pm.
It’s said a 14-year-old boy had been shot in leg and at least two others youths had been injured.
Two of the wounded were found at the scene, while the third made their way to a nearby hospital.
Those injured are said to have been shot several times, reports respected French news site La Voix Du Nord.
One of the victims is reported to have suffered a neck injury.
Although anti-terrorist police were called to the scene, there were later reports the shooting was a ‘revenge attack’.
“A car pulled up outside the station and targeted the three youths,” said a police source.
“It appears this was a settling of scores.”
Police sources say a car pulled up outside the station and targeted the three youths.
The shooting was thought to be related to the drugs trade in Lille, and was carried out by ‘a hooded man’, said the police source. … (read more)