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Two dead in disco shooting

2012-07-01 13:19

Lille - Two people were shot dead and four injured when a gunman opened fire early on Sunday on a discotheque in the northern French town of Lille, police and local officials said.

A man "known to the police" who had been thrown out of the Theatro disco returned with a heavy weapon and opened fire from outside the establishment, a local official said. A cloakroom attendant and a customer were killed.

Police said they were looking for the man, who appeared to have acted alone.

An AFP journalist at the scene said police had barred access to the disco and the injured had been taken to local hospitals.