Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Trump's presidency, one year in: 365 days of outrageous tweets and blunders

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

War in Syria: UN refugee agency denounces rape of men and boys

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Poland protests for right to abort

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina released from jail

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Apple to pay $38 billion in US taxes by moving cash home

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'And the winner is'... Trump awards Fake News to CNN, New York Times

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Cop-out or ecological victory? France scraps plans for controversial airport

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'Equatorial Guinea's attempted coup began in France,' says President Obiang

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Calais: a no-man's land for migrants

Read more

France

Four arrested over French school shooting

Latest update : 2009-03-21

A teenager and his three friends were arrested for allegedly firing an air rifle at mothers collecting children at a nursery school in the French city of Lyon. Three people were lightly injured in the incident.

AFP - A 17-year-old boy and three friends were arrested Friday for allegedly firing an air rifle at mothers collecting their children at a French nursery school, slightly injuring three people, officials said.
   
The 17-year-old was picked up by police at his home near the nursery in the city of Lyon, southeastern France.
   
"The young man confessed to taking several shots," said public prosecutor Xavier Richaud. "It seems that he then passed the air rifle to three of his friends who were with him."
   
The boy's friends were also arrested and were in police custody.
   
Regional security official Xavier de Furst said the injuries were largely bruises and scratches, and no child was involved.
   
"This is far from being a crazed shooting spree... it's a moment of recklessness and childishness," added Richaud.
   
The women were targeted as they crossed a park on their way to the school to collect their children.
   
Regional officials said earlier that the gunman also fired at a policeman who tried to intervene but he was not hurt.
   
Elite police crime-fighting squads were sent to the scene, while a security cordon was set up 150 metres (yards) round the school. Furst said psychological aid would also be provided.

Date created : 2009-03-21

COMMENT(S)