France: Gunman opens fire in Paris mosque, wounding one

9th Mar 2020
France: Gunman opens fire in Paris mosque, wounding one

PARIS (Agencies): A man opened fire in a mosque in northeastern Paris on Sunday night, seriously wounding one person.

The mosque is located on Rue de Tanger in the city’s 19th administrative district, he headquarters of ACIMA (Adda’wa Islamic Cultural Association Mosque)l, is reigiously and culturally diverse part of the capital.

The gunman, wearing a helmet, fled the scene on a scooter, according to local sources.

Several shots were fired during the attack, which happened at around 8pm local time. The victim is said to be fighting for his life after being shot twice in the right leg.

The victim, a 32-year-old man, has been rushed to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

Around 15 people were inside the mosque at the time the gunman entered. No other injuries have been reported.

[Map of France by Bald Boris/TalkFree Art License]

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