Paris gangland killing leaves two dead
A gangland killing in a usually quiet neighborhood of Paris left two dead and three wounded, police said Tuesday adding that such violence was a rarity in the French capital.
The two men died from gunshot wounds overnight after being "sprayed by automatic gunfire" on a street in the 18th district in the north of Paris, said a police spokesman. Three others were wounded.
Police later found a charred car in a Paris suburb that they believe may have been the attackers' getaway vehicle.
The killings occurred on the night of the well-attended Fete de la Musique street festival in Paris but police said there was no link to the event.
Police sources noted that gangland-style hits rarely occur in Paris and an investigation has been opened to explain the violence in the 18th, a mostly residential district and home to a lively north African quarter.
© 2010 AFP