Man opens fire on French disco, injures ten
Ten people were injured in the early hours of Sunday when an armed man opened fire at a nightclub in northern France after being refused entry, police said.
The injuries were not serious and the wounded were taken to hospital in nearby Cambrai, according to the armed gendarmerie police.
“At around 4:30 am (0230 GMT) an individual, who was refused entry in the Vamos nightclub in Bertry, opened fire with a hunting weapon three times,” a police statement said.
It was not immediately clear whether the shooting took place inside or outside the discotheque, but afterwards the assailant fled in a stolen car.
A manhunt for the assailant has been launched.
The incident came a week after a gunman shot dead two people at a nightclub in the main northern city of Lille, in an apparent revenge attack after he was kicked out of the establishment.
A cloakroom attendant and a 27-year-old customer were killed and another six people including the club bouncer were injured in that attack. A suspect and an accomplice were arrested in Spain on Friday.