Three hurt in shooting near Lille metro station

Three people, including a teenager, have been hurt in a shooting near a metro station in northern France.

Witnesses told police a gunman opened fire near the station in Lille on Friday night before fleeing.

The suspect is believed to be still on the run following the attack in a car park near the station.

Investigators found 10 shell casings at the scene.

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

According to reports, a 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg, while a second victim was hit in the neck and was described as more seriously injured.

A third wounded person was also taken to hospital following the shooting close to the Porte d'Arras metro station in the south of the city.

The motive for the attack has not been confirmed, but it is not thought to be terror-related.

Newspaper La Voix du Nord and radio France Bleu Nord reported the shooting may have been a settling of scores between criminals.

France is on high alert with a state of emergency still in place following a series of terror attacks.

Last weekend, a radicalised Muslim on a crime watchlist shot a policewoman in the head at a road check before attacking a soldier at Orly airport in Paris.

The attacker, known as Ziyed B, assaulted a patrol of three counter-terrorism soldiers at the terminal, and wrestled one of them to the floor, trying to take her gun.

The man was shot dead by troops.

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