One dead and six injured in Toulouse shooting

Gunman on scooter opens fire about 9pm in La Reynerie district of southern French city

General image of La Reynerie in Toulouse, France. File photograph: Google Street View

General image of La Reynerie in Toulouse, France. File photograph: Google Street View

 

One person was killed and six others were injured following a shooting in the southern French city of Toulouse on Monday night, according to local media.

Local press reported that a gunman on a scooter opened fire at about 9pm local time in the La Reynerie district of Toulouse, reported Agence France-Presse.

“No possibilities are ruled out, but there is at this stage no indication of any terrorist element” connected to the incident, an official told local press.

It is believed the shooting may be a revenge killing, a source close to the enquiry said.

Local officials said extra security had been deployed to the area.