Rescue crews shot at as rioting spreads in France

Shots were fired at police and fire crews trying to quell rioting that spread across Parisian suburbs, with youths setting fire to a car dealership and public buses in battles with riot police, officials said Thursday. Four shots were fired at police and fire officers, without causing any injuries, said Jean-Francois Cordet, the top government official for the troubled Seine-Saint-Denis region north of Paris. But nine people were lightly injured in the overnight unrest and 177 cars torched, authorities said.