France's youngest chairman of the bar was shot and seriousy wounded by a lawyer facing supension, in a dramatic shoot-out at a court house near Paris, police sources said on Thursday.
Two more people have been confirmed missing after the violent weekend floods on the French Riviera, bringing the total to 20 dead and four missing, police said Tuesday.
The death toll in floods on France's Riviera rose to at least 16 with another four reported missing on Sunday as French President François Hollande visited the stricken region.
At least 13 people have died in the south of France due to flooding as violent storms swept through the region on Saturday night. Six were reported missing on Sunday morning.
Three people died when storms and hugh winds hit France on Wednesday. Heavy rain was forecast in parts of the country on Thursday.
French prosecutors have reopened a case in the 1979 death of French cabinet minister Robert Boulin.