Greek Orthodox Priest Shot in Lyon, France, Suspect Still At Large
A Greek Orthodox priest was shot and treated for life-threatening injuries in Lyon, France, per an anonymous police source.
DW writes that the shooter used a sawed-off shotgun and shot the priest while he was closing his church in Lyon’s seventh arrondissement.
The priest is reportedly in serious condition.
Big League Politics will continue to monitor the situation and update the story if a suspect is apprehended.
Religious tensions have been high in France. Three people died and several were wounded in a recent Islamic terrorist attack in Nice:
Per the BBC, French authorities said an elderly victim “was virtually beheaded.” The two other deceased victims were a man and a woman.
Police shot and detained the terrorist. There aren’t too many details about him as of this writing, though it is alleged that he was a 21-year-old male of Tunisian extraction and that he was acting alone.