Investigators consider 'personal dispute' in shooting of Greek Orthodox priest with sawed-off shotgun

Parys Investigators are “leun na” treating Saturday’s attack on a Greek Orthodox priest in Lyon, Frankryk, het 'n “persoonlike geskil,” volgens 'n bron na aan die ondersoek.

Die bron het bygevoeg, egter, that they arenot ruling out the terrorist explanation,” although it is becomingless and less believable.
The 52-year-old priest was shot in the stomach and remains in hospital. French police said Saturday that he was attacked by a lone assailant using a sawed-off shotgun.
The incident sparked a major security operation Saturday in Lyon. Local residents and a municipal police patrol reported hearing two shots near the Hellenic Orthodox church in the city’s 7th district, the Lyon prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
    They saw a person running and later found the wounded priest at the back door of the church, aanklaers gesê.
    It seems that we have a few elements that are making us believe that this is not a terrorist attack,” the source close to the investigation said Sunday. Investigators arelooking into the priest’s personality and relationships.
    A man matching the attacker’s description wastaken in for questioning, but the search is still ongoingfor other potential suspects, het die bron gesê.
    The Greek Foreign Ministry issued a statement Saturday condemning the attackagainst an Orthodox Priest of Greek origin.
      The shooting came only two days after three people were killed in a knife incident at a church in Nice. An investigation into those stabbings is underway but French President Emmanuel Macron has said the country is under attack by Islamist and terrorist madness.
      Following the attack in Nice, France raised its national terror alert guidance to its highest emergency level and up to 4,000 military personnel were being deployed to boost security at schools, churches and other places of worship.

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