On Tuesday French President Francois Hollande was giving a speech dedicating a new high speed rail line in the western town of Villognon. During his speech you can hear a gun going off as two people were wounded after a sniper accidentally fired his weapon.
Hollande held up a moment then continued his speech. His aides say that Hollande comforted the two victims after his speech.
The sharpshooter was on a roof about a hundred metres away from a tent where Mr Hollande was inaugurating a new fast train line in the western town of Villognon.
A waiter and a train company employee were wounded, one in the leg and the other in the ankle, local media reports.
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“I hope it is nothing serious,” Mr Hollande said as his speech was interrupted by a loud gunshot. After looking to his left, he said “I don’t think so” and continued.
Officials have launched a judicial investigation.
The two wounded people did not have life-threatening injuries, a prefect of police for the Charente region, Pierre N’Gahane, told BFM-TV.
Local media said Mr Hollande went to comfort the two wounded people after the shooting.