A drive-by shooting in Central Lille, France has left three persons including a 14-year old schoolboy wounded after a hooded gunman opened fire outside a train station.
The incident occurred at around 9:50 PM near the Porte d’Arras metro stop. Anti-terrorist police arrived on the scene in minutes. As a precautionary measure, armed police have sealed off all roads leading into the city centre as they try to contain the situation and catch the gunman.
Cops arrive at the shooting scene. express
“A car pulled up outside the station and targeted the three youths”, said a police source, as per reports stated by The Sun. “It appears this was a settling of scores.”
Although anti-terrorist police were called to the scene, it was reported that the shooting was a ‘revenge attack’ and not a terror-related incident.
The police source also added that the shooting was thought to be related to the drugs trade in Lille.
At least three people were injured including a 14-year old, reports French news site La Voix Du Nord. None of the injuries are said to be life-threatening, as per the report.
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