MARCH 19 2012 12:29h
Shooting at French Jewish school kills 4
City prosecutor Michel Valet said the man "shot at everything he could see, children and adults, and some children were chased into the school" before fleeing on a black scooter, France 24 reported.
Valet said a father and his two sons, both students, and another student were killed. A 17-year-old was seriously injured
The attack at the Ozar Hatorah school, in a residential neighborhood, was similar to a shooting Thursday in Montauban, where two soldiers were killed by a gunman riding a scooter, France 24 said. Earlier last week, a soldier from another regiment was killed in Toulouse.
Shells found at the scene of the Monday attack were of the same caliber as cartridges used in the Montauban shootings last week, Le Figaro reported.
Police sources told the newspaper they believed the shootings were committed by same person.
Government officials called for increased security at Jewish schools in France.
French soldiers have been banned from wearing uniforms when they leave base.
President Nicolas Sarkozy called the school shooting a "devastating tragedy." His office said he was going to the southwestern community with his education minister, Luc Chatel.
Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande, who will oppose Sarkozy in presidential election, said he was going to Toulouse as well.
Leaders of Israeli and Muslim communities in France said they were horrified by the tragedy, Le Figaro reported. France's grand rabbi said he was headed for Toulouse.
TOULOUSE, France, March 19 (UPI) -- A gunman on a scooter opened fire outside a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, Monday, killing at least four people, three in one family, police said.