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Six arrested in Paris suburb gang-related violence

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Video by Luke SHRAGO , Nicolas RANSOM

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2009-04-30

French police arrested six people late Tuesday, after a bus carrying at least 30 passengers came under fire in the suburbs of Paris. No one was injured in the incident.

French police arrested six people late Tuesday in the French town of Villemomble in gang-related violence.

 

The arrests come after a bus carrying 30 passengers came under fire in Villemomble, north-east of Paris. An eyewitness, one of the passengers, told FRANCE24 that a car approached the bus and then he heard several gunfire shots.The bus windows were shattered in the firing, according to the witness, but no one was injured.

 

Police suspect the attackers were settling scores with a rival gang in Villemomble.The men in the car were gang members from the neighbouring town of Bondy . They were looking for Villemomble gang members, who are believed to have been among the bus passengers.

 

The men from Bondy  were caught carrying sharp weapons and baseball bats.

 

A member of the Bondy gang was allegedly attacked by the Villemomble group on Monday.

Date created : 2009-04-29

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