Eight Injured After ‘Masked Gunmen’ Open Fire on Crowd Outside French Mosque

Authorities placed the scene, in the city of Avignon in the country’s south, in lockdown and launched a manhunt for the attackers, who fled.Worshippers were leaving the Arrahma mosque in Avignon, Provence, at about 10.30pm on Sunday night when two “hooded men” pulled up in a vehicle and got out.One was carrying a rifle while the other man was armed with a handgun.The shooting, which has not been ruled an act of terrorism, took place in Avignon, Provence in southern France at approximately 10:30 p.m. Sunday.Regional newspaper La Provence reported eight people were injured in the gunfire outside the mosque.Police and firefighters remain on the scene; the number and nature of casualties from the attack remains up in the air.The attack echoes another only two days prior, in which a man attempted to drive a auto into a crowd outside of a mosque in Paris.Police said that the shooting might have been gang-related and not an act of terror against Muslims.