Elizabeth Corridan reports.
A violent and tragic start to the week in southwest France. Just as students were arriving at a Jewish school in Toulouse, a gunman on a motorcycle opened fire.
"Ladies and gentlemen, it's a drama, a tragedy. We will do everything we can, to stop this crime, so that there are no more victims."
The school's director saw his daughter shot and killed in front of him.
A teacher and his two young children are also dead.
The youngest victim was just 3-years-old.
"We're thinking about the family that is hurting. Thinking about the mother who has lost her two children and her husband on the same day."
The community is on edge while the gunman remains at large.
Monday's tragedy marks the third attack by a gunman on a motorcycle in southwest France in ten days.
Last week three soldiers were killed in two separate shootings, they were all of North African origin.
There’s now concern that ethnic minorities are being targeted.
"This barbarism, savagery, this cruelty will never triumph."
Investigators say one of the guns used in the school shooting is the same weapon used in the earlier killings. As a precaution, Jewish organizations across the country are increasing security.
In the United States this evening, some Jewish organizations are also taking precautions.
Officials say at this point, no specific threats have been made.