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03 Jan 2020 | 05:38 AM UTC

France: One fatality recorded following shooting in Dreux January 3

Shooting reported in Dreux city hall on January 3; one dead, one injured and heightened security presence expected in the coming hours



At least one man was killed and another one injured following a shooting in Dreux (Eure-et-Loir) on Friday, January 3. Police officials stated that a man entered the city hall at around 10:00 (local time) with a hunting rifle before shooting an official in the leg. He then killed himself. The incident would be the result of a private matter, according to authorities.

A heightened security presence along with transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the incident over the coming hours. 


Individuals in the area are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.