One Policeman Dead and One Wounded In Paris Shooting


One policeman has been killed and another wounded in an apparent shooting on the famous Champs Élysées in central Paris and the shooter has been shot dead by police. UPDATE 16:04 EST: The Police were shot in their car while waiting at a red light according to the police union. UPDATE 15:44 EST: Reuters reports that there are two men involved in the shooting and only one of them was shot dead. They also report that police are considering the incident an act of terrorism. UPDATE 15:35 EST: One policeman is confirmed to have died at the scene while the other officer is severely injured. Police also say that the attacker was shot and killed. The police are said to have been severely injured in gunfire according to French television station BFMTV and another bystander seems also to have been injured. The prefecture of the Paris police has issued a warning for residents and others to avoid the area through Twitter and said that a police operation is under way. 🔴 Nous vous conseillons d'éviter le secteur des Champs Élysées — Préfecture de police (@prefpolice) April 20, 2017 Intervention de police en cours sur le secteur des #ChampsElysees Evitez le secteur et respectez les consignes