Video has emerged of the shooting that happened in Marseille, France on Monday that authorities are now investigating as a kidnapping and not a terrorist attack.
The video confirms initial reports of there being approximately three cars involved and several heavily armed men carrying and firing AK-47s.
The Guardian reports:
The local newspaper La Provence reported that the armed gang appeared to be looking for someone and threatened locals before firing several times into the air. They then grabbed a youth and drove off. …
… Amateur film footage posted on Twitter showed at least half a dozen black-clad gunmen firing, apparently at random, on the estate. Witnesses said the group brandished several semi-automatic rifles and at least one handgun.
“According to a witness, one person was abducted in a car whose occupants shot in the air several times,” local prosecutor Xavier Tarabeux said.