Skip to main content
France - Security

Three people injured in Lille shooting

This file photo taken on September 03, 2011 shows visitors attending the annual Braderie de Lille (Lille Fleamarket) in Lille, northern France.
This file photo taken on September 03, 2011 shows visitors attending the annual Braderie de Lille (Lille Fleamarket) in Lille, northern France. PHILIPPE HUGUEN / AFP

At least three people, including a teenager, have been hurt in a shooting near a metro station in northern France.

Advertising

A 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg, while a second victim was hit in the neck and was described as more seriously injured.

The gunman is said to be still on the run following the attack in a car park in the city of Lille.

Police found 10 shell casings at the scene.

A third wounded person was also taken to hospital following the shooting in the south of the city.

None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening, according to French news website La Voix Du Nord.

The motive for the attack has not been confirmed but there is speculation that it could be a "settling of accounts" by the gunman.

Media reports, citing police, said the shooting was not 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.

In the terminal the attacker, known as Ziyed B, assaulted a patrol of three counter-terrorism soldiers, and wrestled one of them to the floor, trying to take her gun.

The man was shot dead by patrol officers.

Daily news briefReceive essential international news every morning

Page not found

The content you requested does not exist or is not available anymore.