Gunmen Shoot at Mosque-goers in France, Injure 8, including Child

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Avignon police are now searching for the suspects who fled the scene.

In the southeastern city of Avignon in France’s Provence region, two hooded men pulled up to the Arrahma mosque and opened fire on the crowd. The incident left eight people injured, including a 7-year-old girl, La Provence newspaper reported.

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Avignon police are now searching for the suspects who fled the scene in their vehicle, after using a handgun and a rifle to shoot the worshippers as they were leaving the mosque, according to local reports.

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Four people were wounded outside the mosque and a family of four in their apartment some 50 yards away took shrapnel, while people fled in panic, La Provence said.

Two of the eight wounded were hospitalized after the incident, according to Reuters.

Avignon police are now searching for the suspects who fled the scene.

Via TeleSur