HOODED gunmen have opened fire with automatic rifles, kalachnikovs, in Marseille, in south France – with one person reportedly injured.
The men opened fire on a group of young people not far from the cultural space known as ‘La Busserine’, local media Corse-Matin reports.
Three vehicles with the masked individuals arrived in the city’s district of Busserine at 5pm local time, France’s ACTU17 said.
As police arrived on the scene they were blocked by some of the suspects in a Renault Megane, France Bleu reports.
There was then a shoot-out with police before the attackers fled the scene.
At this time it is unclear if any arrests have been made, but police are investigating and a cordon has been set up.
Investigators have so far found 9mm and 7.62 shells at the scene which correspond to Kalashnikov bullets.
Marseille’s Marines-Pompiers, the city’s fire and rescue service, is also at the scene.
This is the second shooting in the city in a matter of weeks.
Last month a man, said to be in his thirties, was seriously injured in a shooting outside a restaurant in central Marseille
The victim was hit several times in a hail of bullets after two gunmen opened fire as he sat with a drink in a snack bar.
He was in “serious condition”, according to France TV, after being shot more than once in the legs.