One dead, six wounded by gunman in southern France: Official

Local press reported that a gunman on a scooter opened fire at around 9pm (3am on Tuesday, Singapore time) in the La Reynerie district of Toulouse.
Local press reported that a gunman on a scooter opened fire at around 9pm (3am on Tuesday, Singapore time) in the La Reynerie district of Toulouse.PHOTO: GOOGLE MAPS

TOULOUSE, France (AFP) – One person was shot dead and six others injured, two seriously, when a gunman opened fire in the southern French city of Toulouse late on Monday (July 3), a local source said.

Local press reported that a gunman on a scooter opened fire at around 9pm (3am on Tuesday, Singapore time) in the La Reynerie district of Toulouse.

“No possibilities are ruled out, but there is at this stage no indication of any terrorist element” connected to the incident, the official added.

The favoured theory is that the shooting was some revenge killing, a source close to the enquiry said.

Local officials, meanwhile, said extra security had been deployed to the area.