France has recently been hit by a wave of violence. The latest incident comes a day after a man shot a Greek Orthodox priest in the city of Lyon. The attacker was armed with a hunting rifle with a sawed-off barrel. The priest is now in hospital in serious condition.
One person was left injured after a shootout occurred in the Mosson-la Paillade district in the French city of Montpellier, local media reported. According to the reports, several people wearing masks were involved in the heavy shooting. Witnesses say the individuals were carrying handguns.
Videos posted on social media show three persons firing weapons at individuals dressed in black. Montpellier mayor Michael Delafosse condemned the shooting and said two drug gangs were responsible for the incident.