Shooting in Paris: three dead and several injured in France after a shooter opened fire


Three people died and four others were injured on Friday after a gunman opened fire on a Kurdish community center and a restaurant and hair salon in nearby Paris, local mayor Alexandra Cordebard said.

“Following the dramatic shooting that took place this morning, I returned to Paris and I will go to the scene. All my thoughts are with the families of the victims. The author has been arrested”, tweeted the French minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin.

The shooting in the 10th arrondissement has not been designated as a terrorist incident, although all leads are being investigated.

The alleged attacker has been arrested. Paris prosecutor Laure Beccuau said the shooter’s motive was unclear and an investigation had been opened.

Beccuau told reporters at the scene that the alleged attacker was previously known to police to have been involved in two incidents: one in the Paris suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis and the other in a tent camp for migrants in Bercy, near the Ministry of Finance, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris.

The Paris counterterrorism prosecutor’s office is “evaluating” the facts surrounding Friday’s shooting, but the investigation is still being conducted by the city’s judicial authorities, the counterterrorism prosecutor’s office told CNN on Friday.

“We are evaluating the facts to find out whether the event should be classified as an act of terrorism,” the prosecution said.

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