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Bike rage: Paris cyclist shot by pedestrian

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09:28 CEST+02:00
Those who have ever dared to cycle through France's notoriously traffic-clogged capital will know that it carries certain risks. But one unfortunate cyclist in Paris would not have considered gun toting pedestrians among the main dangers.

A cyclist in Paris was injured on Monday night after reportedly being shot twice by a pedestrian in the street in the 20th arrondissement, towards the east of the city.

What appears to have begun as an innocuous dispute, the type of which occurs between pedestrians and cyclists in the French capital on daily basis, ended in what police may judge as attempted murder.

Sources close to the investigation say that the shooting occurred happened after an apparent “disagreement” between the cyclist and a pedestrian. The gunman fled the scene and has not been found.

Whether the two knew each other has still to be determined. The cyclist was rushed to a nearby hospital where his life is not believed to be in danger.

“We will have to be careful,” a police source told Le Point news site. “We don’t know if the two men knew each other, nor the reasons for their disagreement.”

The investigation has now been handed over to Paris’s Criminal Investigation Department.

It is the second incident in less than a matter of days in which an apparent innocuous dispute on the capital's roads has descended into violence.

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Earlier this month a motorist was left fighting for his life after he was knifed four times in the 16th arrondissement for beeping his horn at a fellow driver at a red light.

The suspected knife wielder was later tracked down near his home.

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