In Valence, southeast France, a gunman shot dead two women on Thursday. That reports the city attorney. The man was arrested. His motives are not yet clear.
In the middle of the night, the man broke into the local employment office, where he opened fire on a 53-year-old woman. She died of her wounds on the spot. The second victim, a 51-year-old woman, fell into a nearby job where the man worked for many years. Police have arrested the 45-year-old, although they have guesses about his exact motives.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex was horrified on Twitter. “The tragedy in Valence has brought the whole country into a state of mourning,” he said. He also expressed his condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims. In the afternoon, the French Minister of Labor Elizabeth Born visited the drama theater.