A group of masked men has opened fire in one of the districts of Marseilles in the south of France, as a result of which one person has been injured, the local newspaper La Provence reported.
According to reports, the attack was terrorist-related, but police have still not commented on the situation.
Marseille shooting: Hooded men open fire with Kalashnikovs — The men opened fire on a group of young people not far from the cultural space known as ‘La Busserine’, local media Corse-Matin reports. pic.twitter.com/WdaVs5v71F— fabian ciobanu (@fabritio22222) 21 мая 2018 г.
Around 18:00, masked men approached the cultural space La Busserine in the 14th district of Marseille on three vehicles. The individuals, armed with Kalashnikovs, opened fire at a group of young people. The area has been cordoned off by law enforcement and firefighters, who are still on site. Investigators are carrying out a preliminary inquiry and questioning witnesses.
🚨 Des hommes armés de kalachnikovs et cagoulés ont ouvert le feu sur un groupe de jeunes dans le quartier de la Busserine (14e arrondissement de #Marseille), vers 17h. Une personne a été légèrement blessée. pic.twitter.com/h8s9FE6CNL— deSperate (@TBMJ2_) 21 мая 2018 г.
The law, backed by President Emmanuel Macron, has been criticized by the French politicians as insufficient, as the number of attacks in the country hasn’t decreased, with the latest taking place on May 12, when a knife-wielding man stabbed people in central Paris, killing one person and injuring four others.
The perpetrator of the attack, who was identified as a 21-year-old Chechen-born French citizen, was killed by police at the scene of the incident. The Daesh* terrorist group reportedly claimed responsibility for the assault, while French prosecutors have said that the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia