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25 Apr, 2016 09:18

2 dead, 1 seriously injured in shootout near school in Grenoble, France

2 dead, 1 seriously injured in shootout near school in Grenoble, France

Two people have been killed and one seriously injured after a shooting broke out near a primary school in the French city of Grenoble, a prosecutor said, as cited by French media.

The incident took place near Jean Racine School in Teisseire district of the city in the morning.

The two deaths were later confirmed by Prosecutor Laurent Becuywe to le dauphine newspaper.

The first victim, a man, died at the scene, the second succumbed to his injuries later, police sources told French media, adding that a third man is seriously injured. Some reports suggest the second victim died of a heart attack.

Police and ambulances have been deployed to the scene.

France Info reported that the two deceased men were “known unfavorably” to the police.