Lyon: French police said on Saturday evening that a Greek Orthodox priest has been wounded in a shooting incident in Lyon with the attacker having fled the scene.
The priest was reportedly closing his church when the attack took place and is now in serious condition in the hospital.
The French interior ministry said, “an event is underway near the Jean-Macé sector, in the 7th arrondissement in Lyon.” The ministry added security forces have arrived at the scene.
A security perimeter has been installed. Residents have been warned to avoid the area and follow the instructions of the authorities.