Officials confirm at least one person was killed and six others were wounded after a gunman opened fire on passersby in Montesoro district near Bastia on Wednesday evening (local time), January 30. The gunman has reportedly barricaded himself in a residence at the Cité Aurore apartment complex and a security cordon remains in place as of 18:30. Police have also evacuated the Boulodrome de Lupino and the Alb'Oru cultural center and have closed roads around the Cemetery of Bastia Montesoro. Further details are still emerging; avoid the area.
All those present in Montesoro district of Bastia are advised to monitor developments to the situation and to avoid the incident area until the situation has been contained.
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