There has been a shooting attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse, south-west France, leaving 2 children and one adult dead.
[Update: 1 adult and 3 children have been killed. See my update post on the attack].
A multi-victim shooting took place outside a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse, French authorities reported Monday. Witnesses said that at least three people were killed, including two children.
Initial details suggest that a man riding on a motorcycle opened fire on the Ozar Hatorah school, killing at least two children, one adult, and wounding several others others.
The shooter has fled the scene and the Toulouse Police are in the midst of a manhunt. French police and emergency services are at the scene.
French Interior Minister Claude Gueant is making his way to the scene. French Interior Minister Claude Gueant is making his way to the scene. Paris’ Interior Ministry had ordered to increase surveillance and protection of Jewish institutions across France.
The shooting comes three days after three French paratroopers were shot dead by a man 30 km. from Toulouse. An 11.43 mm. weapon was used in that attack as well, according to the news reports. Another attack wounded several policemen Sunday.This is dreadful and shocking news. I hope and pray, as I’m sure you all do, that the terrorist (that’s what he is, no matter his motives) is caught and brought to justice immediately.