As French as Street Gun Battles By Richard Miller

 A developing story, but a fierce gun battle has erupted in France, with both sides emptying volleys of rifle and pistol bullets at each other, with one person, apparently hurt. That is the giveaway, because if anyone who knew what they were doing was fighting,  the street would be laden with corpses.

“A furious firefight broke out in the streets of the southern French city of Montpellier on Sunday as two “rival gangs” armed with pistols and rifles clashed with each other. Police said at least one person was injured.

The loud sounds of shooting rocked the north-western La Paillade district of Montpellier on Sunday afternoon as the two gangs seemingly unloaded volleys of handgun and automatic rounds at each other. A dramatic video published on the social media site zooms in on masked gunmen as deafening shots ring out near the Assas Tower – a residential building described as the tallest in the southern French region of Languedoc-Roussillon.

Another video that has surfaced on social media shows a man who had apparently been injured in the gun fight.

A large police force supported by riot control units, paramilitaries, and army units have been deployed to the scene, according to the French media. They secured the area, while the injured person was sent to a hospital under police escort.”


          I could not find media mention of the race/ethnicity of the gangs, so just assume that it is red, white and blue Frenchmen, up to their usual mischief. You would have thought that they could have occupied their minds by eating snails, tipping down French wine, and chasing the ladies!



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