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.
Two ‘hooded’ men arrived at the scene outside Arrahma mosque at around 10.30pm 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’.
Police and firefighters remains on the scene.
La Provence later said police “completely dismissed” any possibility of the shooting being a terrorist attack.
The local prosecutor said initial accounts pointed towards a dispute between young people.