Monday, May 21, 2018

France: Armed men make clean getaway with kidnapped man after shoot-out with police.

(Marseille)  On Monday at around 5pm hooded men armed with Kalashnikov semi-automatic rifles who arrived in three cars decided to shoot up  La Busserine a notorious deprived, crime-ridden French housing estate that has given Marseille its reputation as France’s most crime ridden and dangerous city injuring one person who was struck in the head with a rifle butt

Apparently the gunmen were searching for somebody and they weren’t going to take no for an answer from anybody, and were quite happy to fire on others in which to send their message that they were in control. Which explains why when the police turned up, they decided to have a shoot out with them. This allowed them to make their escape after having kidnapped somebody.  French police are still ruminating whether to refer this incident as a terrorist one.