3 reported dead in northern France shooting; 2 police hurt

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Posted: Aug 25, 2015 1:25 PM

PARIS (AP) — The French national gendarme service says three people have apparently been killed and two officers wounded in a shootout at a Gypsy camp in northern France.

A spokesman said the regional gendarme service was alerted Tuesday afternoon to shots fired at a camp of traveling people, as French Gypsies or Roma are known, in the town of Roye. The spokesman was not authorized to be publicly named. He said the gunman shot at the officers when they arrived at the camp, leaving one critically injured and the other slightly wounded.

The police spokesman said the attacker was injured in the melee and arrested. Three bodies and one wounded person were found among members of the camp.

The circumstances surrounding the shootout were unclear.