Six people have been injured when a bus carrying tourists came under fire on a motorway.The bus was carrying 75 Czech tourists, including a group of children who were on a school trip, and was en route from Spain to the Czech Republic.
The incident happened not far from the southeast French town of Saulce-sur-Rhone, when the bus was roughly halfway between Lyon and Marseille, local media report.
The gunman who targeted the bus apparently took up position on a bridge over the motorway. An initial investigation revealed that the shooter used a hunting rifle, as one bullet was found inside the bus. No arrests or claims of responsibility have been made so far.
“An initial shot smashed the front windscreen and a second exploded the rear window of the vehicle a few seconds later,” local prosecutor Alex Perrin told AFP. Six people, including a child, were injured by broken glass as a result of the incident. One woman suffered a serious eye injury.