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    Masked Men Open Fire at Cafe in Northern France, Flee Scene in Van (VIDEOS)

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    Law enforcement agencies are conducting an operation after a shooting incident in the French city of Tourcoing in the Nord department.

    On Wednesday, three people wearing black clothes and masks broke into a café in the city of Tourcoing and opened fire, according to social media reports.

    Local news outlet La Voix Du Nord reported that the gunmen ran into a cafe at 4:30pm local time (3:30pm BST) and fired at the establishment with shotgun shells and 9mm rounds.

    They then reportedly fled the scene on the van shortly after the shootout.

    There is no information about casualties or injuries so far. Law enforcement officers have reportedly arrived at the scene.

    Alleged videos of the scene have been circulating on Twitter. One of the clips shows a group of three men in black with firearms getting into a white van in a rush.

    Another video shows what looks like a cafe window with bullet holes.

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