Eight people have been injured after gunmen reportedly opened fire outside a mosque in southeast France.
The shooting, which was not being treated as terrorism, took place in Avignon, Provence, at about 10.30pm on Sunday night.
Worshippers were leaving the Arrahma mosque when two “hooded men” pulled up in a Renault Clio. 
Police said the crowd fled in panic when the gunmen started shooting, injuring four people at the scene,  La Provence newspaper reported.  A family of four in a nearby apartment received shrapnel wounds.
A seven-year-old girl was among those injured, the paper reported.  
One of the attackers was carrying a handgun, while the other had a rifle. 
Police were searching for the suspects after they fled from the scene.
Laure Chabaud, an Avignon magistrate, said police suspected it was a gangland dispute.

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