The man who shot and killed a man and injured five other people on Corsica on Wednesday, has been found dead in his home, where he had committed himself.
Domestic Secretary Christophe Castaner says a special police force “intervened” and found the man dead in the house.
“He had taken his own life,” Castaner told the National Assembly in the country. According to France 3, the perpetrator is a man in the 70s.
The authorities rule out that terror was the motive for the action, according to sources close to the investigation. They say the police were originally called out to deal with a neighboring defect.
A policeman was among those who were injured when the perpetrator, who had a criminal record, began shooting inside the building and on the street outside. The policeman is being treated in an intensive care unit, but is out of danger, says Castaner.
A man who worked at the municipal housing office was killed. Five other people were injured in the shooting episode, which took place at 16.30 on Wednesday afternoon.