Shooting at traveller camp in France leaves four dead

Six-month-old baby among fatalities after shooting in northern France

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Shooting at traveller camp in France leaves four dead


Four people have died after a shooting at a travellers' camp in Roye, Northern France.

The incident occurred at 4.30pm on Tuesday afternoon and a man, woman a six-month-old baby, and a policeman are thought to have been killed.

Three other people, including another child, a policeman and the gunman himself, were also seriously injured in the shooting.

See also: British holidaymakers flee Benidorm beach as 'fireworks mistaken for gunshots'

According to the Mirror, a military helicopter, members of the military and police officers were at the scene.

Bernard Cazeneuve, France's Interior Minister, has flown to Roye, reports RT.com.


Mr Cazeneuve told Europe 1: "A man has killed a 6-month-baby in cold blood."

The man, woman and child were reportedly killed on the spot, and the 44-year-old policeman died of his injuries later on.

It is not clear what triggered the outbreak of violence, but sources told the Daily Telegraph that it was a criminal matter not linked to terrorism.

The news comes just days after a man opened fire on a train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris, but was beaten into submission by three Americans and a Briton.

The four men received the Legion d'Honneur from French President Francois Hollande for their efforts in preventing a potentially devastating attack.


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