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Gunman kills 3 at French quarry, wounds self with gunshot

PARIS (AP) — A man shot three people to death at a quarry in western France on Wednesday and then shot himself, police said. The alleged attacker was hospitalized, and the details and motive of the attack in the town of Saint-Verant were unclear, a gendarme spokesman said. The spokesman was not authorized to be quoted by name.

French television LCI and radio Europe-1 reported that the man burst into a meeting at the quarry and opened fire. It was not immediately known if the man had any connection to the quarry or the victims.

Such shootings are relatively rare in France.

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