French gendarmes responded to a shooting in Sainte-Maxime (Var department) at approximately 18:00 (local time) on Tuesday, May 7. The suspect reported fired shots on Chemin des Virgiles before barricading himself in a nearby apartment. A special gendarme unit has deployed to the area. No injuries were immediately reported.
A heightened security presence and associated traffic disruptions are to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours.
Individuals in Sainte-Maxime are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, prepare for related disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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