- A policeman was killed this evening following a shooting in the French capital
- Another officer was seriously wounded and the attacker was eventually shot
- World famous avenue which is popular with tourists was on lockdown by 9pm
A police officer was shot dead and another seriously wounded by two Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen on the Champs Elysees in central Paris tonight.
French police said that the incident was probably a ‘terrorist act’ and the world famous avenue was on lockdown by 9pm.
Heavily armed officers had flooded the area and a third individual – believed to be the killer – was also hurt and ‘neutralised’, according to police sources.
Reports suggest ‘at least’ two people were involved in the attack which took place as presidential candidates took part in a TV debate nearby.
The BFM TV news channel reported that ‘two offers were hit and one has been killed’.
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