Breaking News: Greek Orthodox priest injured in French shooting, assailant fled


A Greek Orthodox priest has been injured in a shooting in the French city of Lyon and the assailant has fled, a police source said.
The priest was fired on twice at about 4pm local time (15:00 GMT) as he was closing a church, and was being treated on-site for life-threatening injuries, the source told Reuters on Saturday. Police immediately cordoned off the area.

Witnesses said the church was Greek Orthodox. Another police source told Reuters the priest was of Greek nationality, and had been able to tell emergency services as they arrived that he had not recognised his assailant.

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