The shooting took place early Monday evening without causing any injuries, according to the police headquarters.
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In Lyon, police officers were targeted by gunfire so “that they were patrolling around a deal point” in the district of Duchère, reports this Monday evening France 3 Auvergne Rhône-Alpes. There were no injuries. A security perimeter has been set up, indicated the prefecture of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region on its Twitter account around 9 p.m.
A police operation is underway at #Lyon, in the district of La Duchère. No injuries are to be deplored. A security perimeter is set up by @ PoliceNat69. Do not disrupt the action of the police. pic.twitter.com/DkbxRy8URM
– Prefect of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Rhône region (@prefetrhone) October 25, 2021
“One or more individuals deliberately shot at national police”, said Pascal Mailhos, the prefect of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, during a press point. “No one is injured but it is an extremely serious act. We are in a very strong deal setting and undoubtedly, it is in connection with actions that have taken place in recent days. The actions we are taking to pound the places of deal, as desired by the Minister of the Interior and the government, produce effects and undoubtedly there are reactions, which are serious “.
According to France 3, the deputy prosecutor of Lyon announced the opening of an investigation for “attempted homicide on a person holding public authority”. The judicial police are seized. The shooter (s) are still actively sought shortly before midnight.