June 27, 2019 / 3:42 PM / 4 months ago

Gunman wounds two at French mosque, suspect later found dead

PARIS (Reuters) - A gunman shot and wounded an imam and another person outside a mosque in the western French city of Brest on Thursday, police said.

The main suspect was later found dead with a bullet wound in his head in an apparent suicide in the nearby town of Guipavas, a police source told Reuters.

Brest Prosecutor Jean-Philippe Recappe said the gunman opened fire as people left the mosque in the city’s Pontanezen neighborhood.

It was not immediately clear why he made the attack, Recappe told Reuters.

Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Richard Lough and Andrew Heavens

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