En mann tålte ikke å bli kastet ut av en nattklubb i Lille, men gikk ut etter en kalasjnikov. Han drepte to, garderobevakten og en gjest, og såret fem.
Mannen må ha hatt våpenet liggende klart utenfor, for det varte bare en kort stund fra han ble kastet ut, til han var tilbake med våpenet.
Han unnslapp i bilen til en bekjent.
Police have named the suspected gunman as Faycal Mokhtari, 32, from the northern French town of Tourcoing.
A photo of the suspect, who has been investigated for robberies in the past, has been circulated.
«The bouncer who knew the man turned him back,» said Herve Malherbe, deputy police chief for the northern region.
Storyen rommer noen elementer: tilgangen på automatvåpen, og en mentalitet som gjør at man dreper for ingenting.
The man, who was “known to police,” had been thrown out of the Theatro club in the heart of Lille but returned about 3 a.m. and opened fire with a Kalashnikov-style weapon, a local official said.
Police were searching for him and an accomplice, who drove him away from the disco.
A cloakroom attendant, aged 26, and a 27-year-old customer were killed and another six people including the club bouncer were injured.
Police said the attacker, who appeared to have acted alone, had fled in a car after the shooting, and that a manhunt had been launched.
An AFP journalist at the scene said police had barred access to the club. Several empty cartridges lay littered nearby and the walls were pockmarked by bullets.
“We were on the dance floor when we heard a big bang and there was a great stampede,” said one nightclub attendee who gave his name as Jeremy.
“At first I thought it was a firecracker. I went to the entrance to see what was happening and I saw a person lying on the floor in a pool of blood,” he said, adding that about 200 to 300 people were in the club at the time.
“We are disgusted, this is not the Bronx here,” said another patron, who gave his name as Mohammad.
He said the shooter was “crazy, a client who came back with a weapon” just because he “couldn’t bear being chucked out by the bouncer.”