At least eight injured as gunmen open fire outside French mosque

Two men open fire on group leaving mosque in the city of Avignon

Eight people have reportedly been injured after gunmen opened fire outside a mosque in Avignon. Photograph: Google Maps

Eight people have reportedly been injured after gunmen opened fire outside a mosque in Avignon. Photograph: Google Maps

 

At least eight people were injured on Sunday night when two masked men opened fire outside a mosque in the French city of Avignon in the southeast of the country.

Two men armed with a rifle and a handgun arrived at the scene in a Renault Clio before they began shooting at a group of people leaving the Avignon mosque at 10.30pm local time, according to French website La Provence.

At least four people were injured in the crowd outside the mosque while a family of four in a nearby apartment were also reportedly injured when they were hit by shrapnel.