Paris shooting: Child, 10, shot in back as gunman opens fire – suspect on the run | World | News

The shooting took place at around 1pm local time in Pantin, a commune in the northeastern suburbs of Paris. A man is understood to have fired a gun several times at a moving vehicle, and injured a 10-year-old girl in the process. The child, who was a passenger in the car, has since been rushed to hospital by her father.

The child was shot in the back, according to a police source.

It is believed the father was the target of the attack.

The suspect fled the scene and has not yet been caught by the police.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

The shooting took place in rue Rouget de Lisle, a family neighborhood in Pantin, 6.4km (4miles) from the centre of Paris.

Much of the street is currently cordoned off from while police investigate.

An eyewitness told French newspaper Le Parisien: “I was at home and heard several bangs.

“When I got out, the police were already there, but I saw the cartridge cases on the ground. They shot live.”

It comes after a fatal shooting took place outside the Henri Dunant hospital in Paris yesterday.

A man and a woman were shot outside the hospital, which is currently doubling up as a Covid vaccine centre.

Le Globe tweeted: “One of the two victims succumbed to her injuries.

“A large police force has been deployed around the Henri Dunant hospital, in the XVIth arrondissement from the capital.”

The shooting happened at 1.40pm local time.

The two victims were rushed to hospital by paramedics.

Yesterday’s shooting is not thought to be connected to the incident in Pantin today.

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