One Police Officer Killed, Two Wounded in Paris Shooting

By Julien Pretot
PARIS (Reuters) – One policeman was killed and two others wounded in a shooting incident in central Paris on Thursday night, police and the interior ministry said.
The shooting, in which the assailant was also killed, took place on the Champs-Elysees shopping boulevard just days ahead of France’s presidential election.
A witness told Reuters that a man got out of a car at the scene and began shooting with a machine gun. A police source also said more shots had been fired at another location near the scene.
A French interior ministry spokesman said it was too early to say what the motive of the attack was, but that it was clear the police officers had been deliberately targeted.
The French prosecutors’ office said the counter-terrorism office had opened an inquiry.
Three police sources said, however, that the shooting could have been an attempt at an armed robbery.
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