French police said that the Greek Orthodox priest was shot at when closing the church in Lyon on Saturday.
A public official told the Associated Press that the Greek priest, a Greek citizen, was injured in a fatal local hospital after being shot in the abdomen. The official said that the attacker was a man and was fired with a shotgun.
The police blocked the community around the church and warned the public on Twitter not to approach. As night fell in Lyon, police cars and emergency vehicles could be seen on the images displayed on French television.
The cause of the attack is unclear.Happened two days laterThree people were killed in a Catholic church in Nice, France. A French newspaper mocked the cartoon of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad causing tension.
French counter-terrorism authorities did not investigate Saturday’s shooting, although the Minister of Internal Affairs set up a special emergency team to follow up the case while the gunman was still at large.
Prime Minister Jean Castex reiterated the government̵