Lille shooting: Several injured, including teenage boy, after shooting near Metro station

Mark Chandler, Chloe Chaplain
Lille: Armed police: @Emergenza24

Several people have been left injured following a shooting near a Metro station in Lille, according to reports.

Local media reported at least three people had been hurt in the attack, including a 14-year-old boy.

The teen was said to have been blasted in the leg during the shooting.

Photos from the scene showed armed police in the city centre.

However, despite early fears of a terror alert, local media reported it appeared to have been a gang-related incident.

According to French reports, several shots were fired near the Porte d'Arras metro station at around 9.50pm.

Armed police sealed off roads in the surrounding area.

French news site La Voix Du Nord reported at least five shots had been fired.

None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening, police said.