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2 injured in shooting near French mosque, manhunt underway


AP Paris
French authorities say two people have been wounded in a shooting in front of a mosque in the western city of Brest, and police are searching for the attacker.
Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said in a tweet that he ordered security tightened at places of worship around the country after Thursday's shooting.
The regional administration said in a statement that the two wounded people were hospitalized but are not in critical condition.
It said the suspected shooter fled the scene in a car, and urged residents to avoid the area while the police investigate.
Authorities released no details about the identities of the suspect or the victims.
France's anti-terrorism prosecutor's office said it is evaluating the situation and whether there is a reason to suspect terrorist motives.

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First Published: Jun 28 2019 | 12:05 AM IST

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