French prosecutor: Shooter's victims shot in head

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Posted: Mar 20, 2012 2:10 PM
French prosecutor: Shooter's victims shot in head

A prosecutor says all seven victims of a shooter who is spreading terror across southern France have been killed with bullets to the head, shot at such close range that the gunfire burned the skin.

Prosecutor Francois Molins said Tuesday the motorcycle shooter's attacks have now occurred three times, every four days since March 11.

Police by the hundreds have spread out across southern France, hunting for an expert gunman who may have neo-Nazi ties or grudges against minorities. But Molins told reporters that clues are scarce a day after four people _ three of them children _ were killed in an attack at a Jewish school in Toulouse.

He said even a report by Interior Minister Claude Gueant that the shooter had a camera around his neck is only a hypothesis.