Police in Avignon confirmed two hooded men arrived in a car before shooting into the crowd at random
Two gunmen opened fire on a crowd outside a mosque in south France leaving eight injured.
Police in Avignon are now searching for the suspects who fled the scene at around 10.30pm last night.
Two ‘hooded’ men arrived at the scene outside Arrahma mosque in a Renault Clio, La Provence newspaper reports.
One was armed with a handgun and the other with a rifle.
People were leaving the mosque when one of the men, who had got out of his vehicle, opened fire.
At least four people were injured as the crowd ran away in a panic.
A family-of-four were in a nearby apartment which was hit by ‘shrapnel’.