Two wounded in shooting outside mosque in western France

Authorities say it is unclear whether the shooting was religiously motivated


Reuters June 27, 2019
Authorities say it is unclear whether the shooting was religiously motivated. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

PARIS: Two people were shot and wounded outside a mosque in Brest, western France, on Thursday, police said.



Brest Prosecutor Jean-Philippe Recappe said the gunman opened fire as people left the mosque in the city’s Pontanezen neigbourhood.

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It was not immediately clear whether the shooting was religiously motivated, a settling of scores, or motivated by other unknown factors, Recappe told Reuters.

Public broadcaster France 3 reported the gunman was on the run.

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