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France Shooting: Jewish School in Toulouse Attacked

Children are reported to be among at least three people killed in a shooting outside a Jewish school in Toulouse, southwest France, the BBC reports.

Witnesses told French media that one adult and two children were among the dead.

They said a man opened fire on people waiting at a school drop-off point and then fled on a scooter.

This incident comes days after three soldiers were shot dead by a man on a scooter in the same part of France.

A 30-year-old paratrooper was gunned down in a residential area of Toulouse just over a week ago, while two soldiers were killed and a third wounded as they used a cashpoint in the town of Montauban, some 29 miles (46km) away, on Thursday.

Maxime Meunier, a correspondent at the scene for the French television network BFM, said people in the area were linking the latest shootings to the attacks on the soldiers.

He said people were in “immense shock”.

The attack is reported to have happened outside Ozar Hatorah school in the Joliment area of the city.

Meunier said a man on a black scooter opened fire, killing three people — including two children — and badly wounding several others.