Two people have been shot during a speech by French President Francois Hollande when a sniper’s pistol malfunctioned.
The French leader was talking at the opening of the Paris to Bordeaux high-speed rail at Villognon when the gunshots interrupted him.
The soldier shot two civilians when the safety catch on his gun is said to have failed, causing a bullet to hit a cocktail waiter in the calf as well as a railway worker.
The French President was in the middle of his first speech at the high-speed rail when the bizarre incident occurred.
The shooting is said to have occurred as the sniper, posted 300 feet away from Hollande, was re-positioning himself.
The gunshots interrupted him, before he said: ‘I hope everything is alright,’ according to Charente Libre.
A 20-year-old waiter is said to have been stood in the sidelines near a marquee when a bullet hit him in the calf.
The gun in question is said to have been fired from a soldier serving with a special platoon in charge the protection of the gendarmerie.
Local press said the soldier wasn’t able to control his gun, and colleagues saw him jumping on the spot before taking refuge in a kitchen where cocktails were being prepared.
A video captures the moment the bullet is shot.
The President pauses, looking over to the area from where the sound came from, and then continues his speech.
The accident happened in Villognon, western France, as the head of state opened the new high-speed train line between Paris and Bordeaux.
According to an initial enquiry, the soldier had left the safety catch off his service revolver and the gun went off my mistake.
The officer was lightly injured, and so was a cocktail waiter who was standing close by inside the marquee where Mr Hollande was making the speech.
The waiter, who works for a catering company, was said to have an injured foot, and was treated at the scene.
Mr Hollande, who will step down as President in May, was unhurt during today’s incident, and carried on with his speech.
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11 thoughts on “Sharpshooter on roof during speech by French President Hollande injures two people with a single bullet from 300ft away as his gun goes off by accident”
GOES TO SHOW YOU……. SOME PEOPLE SHOULDNT BE ARMED……………….ESPECIALLY FOREIGN NATIONALS………………..
*** The soldier shot two civilians when the safety catch on his gun is said to have failed ***
Oh, there was a failure here, but it sure wasn’t the gun.
Since when does a revolver have a “safety catch”? And how does a gun “just go off” not once, but TWICE? That’s a symptom of stupidity.
It just goes to show you, “elite” troops are often anything but. Being better at distance running and push-ups than average soldiers is fine, but it doesn’t make you any smarter or more competent.
My Fellow Americans:
Sounds like a perfectly planned False-Flag was derailed by lousy marksmanship!!!
Breath!,… Aim! Hold Breath,… Lightly Squeeze Trigger!,… BAM!
Hollande’s brains turned into podium splatter paint,…. nice!
Poor Gun Safety – Unforgivable!,… Hollande’s Brains Turned Into Meat Confetti – PRICELESS!!!!
JD – US Marines – Remember people,… that was a French PROFESSIONAL who “accidently” shot some by-standers!
“Local press said the soldier wasn’t able to control his gun,…”
Must be one of those guns the grabbers are always talking about… the kind that shoot & kill people.
All by themselves.
OH Yeah,… I have heard about those.
Apparently they are involved in numerous gun accidents all over the this country, as well as in France.
I’m betting it’s all caused by…. (IN A LOUD BOOMING VOICE!),….. “CLIMATE CHANGE” (DA-DA,… DAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!,.. cheap thriller music accompanying the punch line there!!)
JD – Isn’t there a special tax we could require to stop this all these “self-shooting” guns???!!!!!
If we could just toss enough of those on the White House lawn, JD.
If I were Hollande (glad as hell I’m NOT), I’d wear bulletproof underwear… and stay out of public view for a while.
What is a sniper’s pistol? Never heard of such a wonder weapon, must be only for those “highly trained” elite military and police units.
what a bunch of whooie..its a huge pile , theres no way to even see over this huge pile of whooie ..
Trigger control , period
Nooooo its not the guns fault ,, so if thats even the suggestion , just quit it right the F now!
Keep yer booger picker off the F-in’ Bang Switch, jerkoffs