Armed with a shotgun and a pistol, they fired several times in the air, and struck butts on two lotto participants, slightly injured.

Three armed men tried to rob a lottery party on Saturday July 31 in Alès, in the Gard, France Bleu Gard Lozère reported on Sunday August 1. About 200 people had gathered in a village hall for a festive evening, to meet around a lotto. At around 11:15 p.m., three men burst into the room. Armed with a shotgun and a pistol, the hooded and gloved individuals fired several shots into the air.

The attackers also targeted the door of the office where one of the organizers had taken refuge, and beat two other people with their rifles, who were slightly injured.

The three men eventually fled in a car, but left empty-handed. The Montpellier judicial police are seized of the investigation.

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