French sniper accidentally shoots 2 people during Hollande speech (VIDEO)

A police sniper accidentally shot two people Tuesday while President Francois Hollande gave a speech in western France.

The sharpshooter had the safety off and the shot was fired while he was moving positions, according to local reports. The bullet hit one person in the thigh and another person in the calf.

“I hope it is nothing serious,” said Hollande during his speech after hearing the gunshot. He paused and looked to his left. “I don’t think so,” he said, continuing the speech.

The injuries were not life threatening.

[ The Independent ]