Two men shot dead in Avignon

Two men shot dead in Avignon

The incident took place in the south-east city in France (stock photo)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Two men have died in a shooting incident in south-east France.

The incident took place overnight in a store in the city of Avignon. 

The public prosecution office confirmed to local media a motorcycle had pulled up to the store where the two men were just before 1:00 am. 

It is then believed one or more shooters fired upon the two men, injuring one in the head and another in the back. 

The men, aged 21 and 29, were on the ground where rescue services arrived, but they couldn't be saved. 

The investigation into the incident continues.