A man has shot dead four people ‘in cold blood’, including a baby and policeman, at a gypsy camp in northern France.
Three other people, including the gunman, were seriously wounded in Tuesday’s attack, which took place in the northern town of Roye, about 110 kilometres north of Paris.
“A man came in and killed a six month old baby, a woman, a man,” said Bernard Cazeneuve. He added: “He has injured several people: two gendarmes, one very seriously, and a child of three years, I want to express my sadness and sympathy for the family decimated by this killer and that. ‘cops that are interposed. “This event shows once again the bravery and the role of the security forces by exposing up their lives to protect others. I mean to the community of Travellers compassion that I share with them, “echoed the Minister.
According to the prefecture, one of the policemen died as a result of his injuries. Information confirmed shortly after by Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Twitter. The prefecture had shortly before said “four people were seriously injured, which include the author of the shooting, a child and two gendarmes. “Many soldiers were oriented towards the shooting zone.
Reportedly, the shooting is completed, the author of the shots was offset by forces. The relief, prefect and the prosecutor are still there. Many witnesses report the presence of helicopters currently flying over the area.