At least one person has been killed and six others wounded in a shooting in the French city of Toulouse. The shooting took place in the Abbal square in Toulouse around 9:00pm local time when several assailants riding a motorcycle opened fire on a crowd before fleeing the scene.

At least one person was killed and six others injured, police sources said. Two people are reported to be in a critical condition. Police have cordoned off the area and have launched an investigation. According to witnesses, the assailants arrived and left the scene on a bike.

Authorities believe the potential motive behind the drive-by shooting could be criminal and lacking terrorist intent, initial reports suggest. The deceased victim was known to police and was a suspect in another murder case last year according to a local newspaper.