French Corsica Island: Man opens fire at passers-by, one dead, several wounded

Source : 112 Ukraine

The policeman got minor injuries
21:00, 30 January 2019

A man opened fire at passers-by in Bastia city of the Corsica island of France. It has been known that there were at least one dead and six wounded people, as the France3 reported.

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A 70-year-old man started to fire at people on one of the streets of Bastia, after which he barricaded at his home.

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One wounded person was delivered to the operation hall due to severe injuries, two more persons were under medical examination at the crime scene. The policeman got minor injuries.

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Local media cited police sources as saying shortly after the incident that they had ruled out terrorism or robbery as a motive. Reports suggested the man was in a feud with his neighbors.

Gilles Simeoni, the head of Corsica’s government has expressed his sorrow: “Dramatic shooting in #Bastia. We are all, in person or in thought, with the victims and their families,” as Simeoni wrote on Twitter.

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