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24 Apr 2019 | 05:39 PM UTC

France: Search for suspects continues after shooting in Tourcoing April 24 /update 1

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Police arrest two suspected gunmen following shooting in Tourcoing April 24; search for additional suspects continues

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/24/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/24/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Tourcoing

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Police have arrested at least two suspected gunmen following a shoot-out in the Bourgogne area of Tourcoing (Hauts-de-France area) on Wednesday afternoon (local time), April 24. The gunmen reportedly opened fire on a café at approximately 16:30 on Wednesday before fleeing the scene. Unconfirmed reports claim the incident may be criminal in nature. 

Two gunmen subsequently barricaded themselves in a residence in the Virolois area; special police units later arrested the suspects. Officials indicate at least two additional gunmen remain at-large and a manhunt is underway as of Wednesday evening. There are no immediate reports of injuries.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected in Tourcoing over the coming hours. Avoid the abovementioned areas as a precaution.


Gunmen opened fire on a café in the Bourgogne area of Tourcoing (Hauts-de-France region) on April 24. Local sources report the café involved in the April 24 shooting had previously been targeted by gunmen in 2015.


Individuals in Tourcoing are advised to keep abreast of the situation, avoid the affected areas, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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