WATCH: The bizarre moment a sniper's rifle goes off during a speech by French president Francois Hollande

French president Francois Hollande was speaking at the launch of a high speed train in Western France yesterday when this happened:

Yes, that was a gunshot. It’s hard to imagine a similar scene in the US panning out so calmly.

“I hope that wasn’t serious,” Hollande says, before going on to finish his speech.

Actually, it was serious. Two people in the marquee were shot in the leg.

The bullet came from a sniper’s rifle. The sniper reportedly left the safety off and tripped over while changing position.

The two injured people were treated on site and Hollande met with them later.

But seriously, did anyone check Hollande’s pulse?

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