A Christian cleric was seriously wounded by a shooting in Lyon, France, according to press reports.
The French police said that the injured was an Orthodox priest, and he was in critical health, and that the perpetrator fled the scene.
And the French Interior Ministry published a tweet on its official Twitter account saying that there was a “serious accident going on”, but it did not provide details of what was happening.
She added that the security forces were at the scene of the accident in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon and urged people to avoid the area.
Media reports stated that the shooting occurred when the priest was closing his church.