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Orthodox priest injured in French shooting, assailant flees: French Police

The priest was fired on twice at around 4pm local time as he was closing the church, and was being treated on site for life-threatening injuries

world Updated: Oct 31, 2020, 23:49 IST
Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
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French Police source confirms a priest has been seriously wounded in a gun attack in French city of Lyon, assailant is on the run
French Police source confirms a priest has been seriously wounded in a gun attack in French city of Lyon, assailant is on the run(AP)

An orthodox priest has been injured in a shooting in the French city of Lyon and the assailant has fled, a source said on Saturday.

The priest was fired on twice at around 4pm local time as he was closing the church, and was being treated on site for life-threatening injuries, the source said.

French Police source confirms a priest has been seriously wounded in a gun attack in French city of Lyon, assailant is on the run

French Interior Ministry there is a serious incident underway in the city of Lyon, security forces are on site

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