Reports of 'heavy gunfire' on the streets of French city of Nimes

Heavy machinegun fire is head on the streets of French city of Nimes ‘as gang members shoot at rivals’

Gun shots have reportedly been heard on the streets of a French city this evening.

‘Heavy gunfire’ was said to have taken place in the city Nimes in southern France.

Social media videos showed several people running through the streets as shots rang out.

Initial reports suggested the shooting could have been related to gangs operating in the area.

Residents in a suburb of the city claimed gang members shot at a building occupied by a rival group.

The ‘shootout’ was designed to ‘intimidate’ the other gang, according to local media reports.  

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