Hundreds of people have been seen fleeing from a reported shooting in Cannes near its city hall.

A witness claimed they saw people screaming and running in panic unlike anything she'd ever seen.

Writing on Twitter, they said: "We were just driving out of the car park and everyone – HUNDREDS of people started sprinting away and screaming, I've never seen anything like it, we have the dash cam footage."

Another panicked witnessed took to Twitter and wrote: "There's a shooting at Cannes where I'm at."

Video footage shared online shows people running in the street where the alleged incident occurred.

"Hundreds of people" were seen fleeing

Emergency services can also be seen in images shared online, with police cars surrounding the area.

Crowds of people can be seen trying to get away from the scene with more dramatic footage showing people searching for shelter.

Another video shows scared customers hiding behind tables and chairs in what seems to be a restaurant.

Cannes is a resort town along the French Riviera, known for hosting the famous Cannes Film Festival.

The apparent shooting took place near the city hall

The city is known for its luxurious hotels and restaurants as well as its associations with the rich and famous.

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