SHAFAQNA – Following a shooting on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, one police officer has been left dead and another two seriously injured. The suspected attacker was also killed, according to police.
Speaking to Reuters, an eyewitness identified only as Chelloug said he saw how the man “got out of a car and opened fire with a Kalashnikov on a policeman.”
“The policeman fell down. I heard six shots, I was afraid. I have a two year-old girl and I thought I was going to die… He shot straight at the police officer,” the eyewitness said.
Socialist presidential hopeful Benoit Hamon says France must be “ruthless” with those “who want to challenge our values in our democracy.”
“I send my thoughts to the family of the killed policeman,” he posted on Twitter.