2017 Avignon shooting

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Template:Infobox civilian attack A shooting occured on July 2, 2017 near the Arrahma mosque in Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. Eight people were injured during shooting.[1]


Two hooded gunmen arrived in a Renault Clio at the Arrahma mosque in Avignon at 22:30 CEST as worshippers were leaving the mosque. The gunmen opened fire with one carring a shotgun and another a pistol.[2][3] The gunmen were able to injure four people at the scene while a family of four in a nearby apartment received sharpnel wounds.[4] A seven year old girl were among those injured.


The authorities ruled out the possibility the attack was hate-related or a terrorist attack.[5] An eyewitness claimed a 40 year old worshipper was targeted.