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Gunman in Corsica, shooting at passers-by

The shooter, the shot on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica and at least one people were killed, is dead. Special forces stepped in on Wednesday evening

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Gunman in Corsica, shooting at passers-by

The shooter, the shot on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica and at least one people were killed, is dead. Special forces stepped in on Wednesday evening and discovered the body, said interior Minister Christophe Castaner.

"The gunman killed himself," said Castaner in front of the national Assembly in Paris. Previously, police officers of the Elite were unit Raid from the South of France, Marseille to Bastia is sent.

A 1953-born Corsican

Five people were injured in the incident late Wednesday afternoon, heavy and a man had been killed. The shooter – a 1953-born Corsican, had entrenched themselves then in his house in the port city of Bastia in the North-East of Corsica, announced the Prefecture.

According to information from investigators circles, the man was known to the authorities as violent. Accordingly, he was sentenced in the past two Times due to gun violence. According to information from the broadcaster, France 3, he was involved in disputes with neighbors. The fact occurred in a residential area, in the district Montesore.

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the injured included a police officer. This was shot in the neck and is currently in intensive care. He was not in danger of their lives, said Castaner. Security forces were on the ground, the motives of the perpetrator were unclear at first. Gang crime or terrorism, were the investigators, but initially, it was called from police circles.

On the recordings was to see how heavily armed security forces secured the area around the house in the evening, where the man had holed up. The police sealed off temporarily parts of the city, a cultural centre was evacuated. The authorities had asked the residents to avoid the area. (chk/sda)

Created: 31.01.2019, 03:09 PM

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