Bengali Hunt Desk: A pastor was shot dead outside a church in the French city of Lyon on Saturday. French police have acknowledged the incident. Police say a church pastor in Lyon has been attacked. The assailant fled the scene after attacking the pastor. Although he was later arrested.
A police officer said the priest had been shot in the abdomen. He is being treated at a local hospital. It is learned that the pastor was seriously injured. The police officer said the attacker was alone and fired at the victim with a rifle. The motive for the attack was not immediately clear.
Police cordoned off the area around the church and sent messages on Twitter urging everyone to stay indoors. According to news agency Reuters, two rounds of gunfire were fired at the pastor as he was closing the church around 4pm on Saturday.
Upon receiving the news of the incident, the police rushed to the spot and launched an operation to nab the attacker. The police team succeeded in their operation and arrested the attacker.