Monday, March 19, 2012

Third Child Killed in French School Shooting, bringing total Fatalities to 4

A teacher and three children have been killed in a shooting outside a Jewish school in southwest France.

A gunman riding a motorbike opened fire outside the Ozar Hatorah school in Jolimont, Toulouse, at just after 8am as pupils were arriving.

Prosecutors have confirmed one adult and three children, aged three, six and 10, were killed in the attack. Witnesses said the daughter of the school's director was also seriously injured.

Toulouse prosecutor Michel Valet said: "He shot at everything he could see, children and adults. Some children were chased into the school."

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is now on his way to the scene, described the attack as an "abominable drama and a "frightening tragedy". Read More