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France launches manhunt for school gunman

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France launches manhunt for school gunman


A huge manhunt is underway for the lone killer behind the Toulouse school shooting as more horrifying details of his attack begin to emerge.

After pulling up on a scooter, the man began firing with a gun that jammed, witnesses say. As he pursued his shooting spree inside, he used a second weapon.

“This man got off his moped and, as he was outside the school, he shot at everybody who was near him: children or adults. Children were chased right into the school,” Toulouse Prosecutor Michel Valet told reporters.

Ballistic tests show the man fired the same gun as the weapon used in two other drive-by shootings in the region in just over a week, police sources say.

Three soldiers were killed in the two attacks by a man who escaped on a scooter. A fourth serviceman was badly hurt. All the troops were from ethnic minority backgrounds.

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