French Shooter's Mom Freed

    Image #: 17352859    An undated and non-datelined video frame grab broadcast March 21, 2012 by French national television station France 2 who they claim to show Mohamed Merah, the suspect in the killing of 3 paratroopers, 3 children and a rabbi in recent days in France. About 300 police, some in body armour, have cordoned off a five-storey building in Toulouse where the 24-year-old Muslim shooter, identified as Mohamed Merad, is holed up. REUTERS/France 2 Television/Handout      (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW)      Reuters/France 2 Television /LANDOV

    France 2 Television, Reuters / Landov

    The mother of the French gunman accused of killing seven people in an ethnic shooting rampage, before being shot dead Thursday in Toulouse, was released late Friday without charge. Zoulika Aziri was questioned by police, who are trying to determine whether the self-proclaimed al Qaeda member Mohamed Merah acted alone. The probe has turned to his older brother Abdelkader. Police said they have gathered evidence to suggest that he helped his brother carry out the shootings. He and his girlfriend remain in custody in Paris and could face charges.

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