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Four killed in shooting outside Jewish school in Toulouse, France

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A student, second from left, is flanked by an unidentified woman and police officers as they leave a Jewish school after a gunman opened fire in Toulouse, southwestern France, on March 19, 2012.

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Police officers gather at the site of a shooting in Toulouse on March 19, 2012. A father and his two sons were among four people who died when a gunman opened fire in front of a Jewish school, the Toulouse prosecutor said Monday.

Msnbc.com staff, NBC News and news services report — A man opened fire outside a Jewish school in Toulouse, southwestern France, Monday, killing at least four people, including three children, officials said.

A rabbi at the school, identified as Rahamim Sabag, told Israel's channel two television that the dead were a 30-year old rabbi who taught at the school, the rabbi's five-year-old son and two eight-year old children, one of them the daughter of the school's principal, Reuters reported.

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School children and their parents leave a Jewish school after a gunman opened fire in Toulouse on March 19, 2012.