Two dead and four injured in a shooting in Paris | world news

Two people were killed and four others injured after a gunman opened fire in Paris.

A 69-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting at a local Kurdish cultural center, prosecutors in the French capital have announced.

He is known to French authorities and had attacked a migrant camp a year ago, BFM TV reported.

The motive for Friday’s shooting was not immediately clear.

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Police and firefighters secure a street after shots were fired in the French capital
French police and firefighters secure a street after shots were fired killing two people and injuring several in a central district of Paris, France, December 23, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier
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Several people were injured in the incident

“A gun attack has taken place. Thank you to the security forces for their quick action,” tweeted Emmanuel Grégoire, the deputy mayor.

“Thoughts for the victims and those who witnessed this tragedy.”

Two of the four people injured are in critical condition, prosecutors said.

Paris police said they were dealing with an incident on rue d’Enghien before urging the public to avoid the area, and officers cordoned off the area in the 10th arrondissement.

French police and firefighters secure a street after shots were fired killing two people and injuring several in a central district of Paris, France, December 23, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier
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The police said they were dealing with an incident on rue d’Enghien
French police and firefighters secure a street after shots were fired killing two people and injuring several in a central district of Paris, France, December 23, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

Terrorism prosecutors said they were investigating the shooting but did not indicate any signs of a terrorist motive.

A witness told French news agency AFP that seven or eight shots were fired, causing chaos in the street.

French police talk to people as they secure a street after shots were fired killing two people and injuring several in a central district of Paris, France, December 23, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier
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French police talk to people as they secure a street after shots were fired

Shortly after the incident, Gérald Darmanin, the interior minister, said he would travel to Paris and visit the scene of the ‘dramatic’ shooting, and also confirmed that the suspect had been arrested by the police.

The mayor of Paris said an investigation into the shooter’s motives was continuing.

France suffered a series of deadly attacks by Islamic extremists in 2015 and 2016 and remains on high alert for terrorism-related violence.

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