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French bar shooting kills one, leaves four injured
French gendarmes are in faction on the road leading to the scene where four people died in a shooting in the Haute-Savoie region, eastern France, on September 5, 2012.
French gendarmes are in faction on the road leading to the scene where four people died in a shooting in the Haute-Savoie region, eastern France, on September 5, 2012.
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Around one pm, the Choisy-Le-Roi police station received a call about gunfire. When my colleagues arrived, they saw an apocalyptic scene, where four people were hurt by gunfire, and a worker having lunch was killed... They were hit by heavy weapons."

Christophe Crepin, a spokesman for police union UNSA .

At least one person has been shot dead and four others wounded after armed assailants travelling in a car opened fire on people at a bar in France, police officials say.


The shooting took place on Friday in the southern Parisian suburb of Orly-Ville at around 13:30 p.m. local (12 30 GMT).

"Around one pm, the Choisy-Le-Roi police station received a call about gunfire. When my colleagues arrived, they saw an apocalyptic scene, where four people were hurt by gunfire, and a worker having lunch was killed... They were hit by heavy weapons," Reuters quoted Christophe Crepin, a spokesman for police union UNSA as saying.

The French official added that the assailants fled in their car.

According to the report, the motive for the attack remained unclear.

On September 5, four people including a young girl were found dead on a forest road in the Haute-Savoie region in eastern France with their bodies bearing bullet wounds.

Experts say recent social unrest and shootings in the second-largest economy in the eurozone are caused by economic problems.

This is while the country’s jobless figure has climbed for 17 straight months to its highest since 1999. Over three million people are now without jobs in France as employment has topped 10 percent.

The Socialist government has warned that the trend is unlikely to reverse until well into next year.

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