- Title: FRANCE: Four shot dead outside Jewish school in Toulouse
- Date: 20th March 2012
- Summary: TOULOUSE, FRANCE (MARCH 19, 2012) (REUTERS) SOCIALIST CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, FRANCOIS HOLLANDE CROWD OF JOURNALISTS (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH SOCIALIST PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FRANCOIS HOLLANDE SAYING: "I had to be here to speak to these stricken families, but also to this Jewish school -- because it's a Jewish school that has been hit, anti-Semitism being added to the vileness. I also had to be here to express my solidarity to the city of Toulouse." JOURNALISTS WITH HOLLANDE PARIS, FRANCE (MARCH 19, 2012) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF ISRAELI EMBASSY IN PARIS VARIOUS ISRAELI DEPUTY AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE, SAMMY RAVEL (SOUNDBITE) (English) ISRAELI DEPUTY AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE, SAMMY RAVEL SAYING: "The Jewish community here, the jewish school was a target. This is something that can't be understood. How can you aim at children from a close range, and kill them? Innocent civilians. Something which is impossible to understand. We really are today united with the Jewish community in France and with the French people and we really are expecting that the French government will do everything in its power to protect Jewish institutions in France and to put its hands on the ones responsible."
- Embargoed: 4th April 2012 13:00
- Location: France, France
- Country: France
- Topics: Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA97ND4OH2ZOKV79E4V9YGVS0QP
- Story Text: Four people, including three children, have been shot dead at a Jewish school by a gunman on a motorbike. French President Nicolas Sarkozy vows the killer will be caught and announces minute of silence in French schools to mourn dead.
A gunman on a motorbike shot dead at least four people, including three children, at a Jewish school in Toulouse on Monday (March 19), just days after three soldiers were killed in similar shootings in the same area of southwest France.
"This man alighted from his moped and as he was outside the school, he shot at everybody who was near him: children or adults. Children were chased right into the school. As we speak there are five victims. Four people including three children have been killed,"
The gun which was used in the shooting was the same one used in two separate incidents last week in which three soldiers were killed, a police source said.
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