Shootings

Family of five including three children shot dead in France

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A 22-year-old man was later shot dead by specialist French police on suspicion of killing five members of his family.

French Alps murders suspect released

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A man held in police custody since Tuesday for questioning over his suspected involvement in the September 2012 shooting murders in the French Alps of three members of a British family and a French cyclist was freed on Thursday afternoon.

French police detain suspect over 2012 shooting of British family

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A suspect was taken into custody on Wednesday, when their house was also searched, by gendarmes investigating the murders in the French Alps in September 2012 of three members of a British family and that of a cyclist.

Three dead in Marseille shootout: 'guns too easy to buy' says mayor

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Two victims aged 25 and 26 were killed in the first shootout around midnight in the 14th district of the city; elsewhere, a 27 year-old man was kidnapped in the 4th district after a second shootout and was burnt alive in his car.

Fifth person wounded in Strasbourg shooting dies

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A fifth person has died from wounds sustained in the gun attacks last Tuesday on the streets of Strasbourg, eastern France, when local man Cherif Chekatt, 29, who the so-called Islamic State group said acted in its name, shot a total of 16 people.

French police shoot dead Strasbourg attack fugitive

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A massive manhunt for Cherif Chekatt, the chief suspect in the Tuesday evening shooting spree on the streets of Strasbourg, which left three people dead and 13 others wounded, including one who is described as brain-dead, ended on Thursday evening when the 29-year-old died in a firefight with police in the eastern French city.  

Foreign nationals among dead and wounded in Strasbourg attack

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A Thai tourist was among two people killed and an Italian journalist and a garagist of Afghan origin were reported to be among the 13 others wounded in a shooting spree on the streets of Strasbourg on Tuesday evening when a gunman, apparently acting alone and who witnesses say shouted "god is greater" in Arabic, succeeded in escaping the scene.   

Strasbourg shooting suspect 'radicalized in jail'

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Chérif Chekatt, the 29-year-old Strasbourg-born man currently wanted as the chief suspect for the deadly street shooting spree in the city on Tuesday evening when two people were killed and 13 others wounded, had served prison sentences for 27 different convictions in France, Germany and Switzerland, notably for armed robbery and assault, and was, according to the French interior ministry, drawn to radical Islamic circles while in jail. 

Massive manhunt in eastern France for Strasbourg gunman

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More than 700 French police and security personnel are involved in the search for a 29-year-old man, who had been monitered by internal intelligence services as a potential terrorist risk, after two people were killed and 13 others wounded, one of who was left brain-dead, in a shooting on Tuesday evening the streets of the eastern city of Strasbourg.

Update: Strasbourg gunman escapes after three dead, 12 wounded

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A gunman identified on CCTV footage, and reportedly known to French internal intelligence services as a supporter of radical Islamic movements, has evaded arrest after three people were shot dead and at least 12 others wounded on the streets of the city of Strasbourg in eastern France, when an army security patrol wounded the 29-year-old before his escape.

Small French town holds memorial service for terrrorist attack victims

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A Catholic church service, attended by religious leaders including local imams as well as mourners, survivors and rescue workers, was held on Sunday in the small town of Trèbes, near Carcassonne in south-west France, for the four victims of the Friday shooting attacks perpetrated by a 25-year-old gunman who claimed to be acting in the name of the so-called Islamic State group.

SW France attacks: death toll rises after 'hero' officer dies from wounds

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The death toll from the shooting spree in and around the town of Carcassonne on Friday has risen to four after gendarmerie officer Lt Col Arnaud Beltrame, who was described as 'a hero' by President Emmanuel Macron, volunteered to swap places with a woman taken hostage by the lone gunman before being shot several times, died overnight from his wounds.

Hostage swap officer in SW France attacks critically wounded

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Gendarmerie Lt-Col Arnaud Beltrame, 45, who voluntered to swap places with a woman taken hostage as a human shield by a Moroccan-French national  Redouane Lakdim who, acting in the name of the Islamic State group had taken over a supermarket in south-west France after killing three people in separate attacks, was on Friday in hospital in a critical condition after being shot several times by the 25-year-old gunman before a special-forces police unit stormed the store.

French policeman kills three and commits suicide

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The 31-year-old shot dead his girlfriend's father and two passers by, and shot and wounded his girlfriend, her mother and sister before fatally shooting himself in a residential road in Paris suburb Sarcelles. 

French policeman shoots wife and children dead in train station

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An off-duty police officer shot dead his wife and two of his children, aged three and five, before turning the gun on himself on the platform of a train station in Noyon, about 100 kilometres north of Paris, local public prosecutor Virginie Girard told reporters.