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Several shots were fired in the 10th arrondissement of Paris shortly before noon on Friday, killing at least two people and injuring several. A man was arrested, we learned from the Paris prosecutor’s office.
At least two people died, and four others injured, including two in absolute emergency, according to a provisional report, Friday, December 23, in a shooting in the Xth arrondissement of Paris. A man was arrested and placed in police custody, we learned from the Paris prosecutor’s office.
The facts took place on rue d’Enghien, near a Kurdish cultural center, in a bustling shopping district that is particularly popular with the Kurdish community.
An investigation has been opened into the counts of murder, intentional homicide and aggravated violence. The investigations have for the time being entrusted to the criminal brigade with the 2nd DPJ. The provisional report shows two people dead, and four injured, two of them in absolute emergency, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office.
A man aged between 60 and 70 was arrested and taken into custody. “His identity is being verified,” according to the same source. The man arrested, “of Caucasian type”, “would be about sixty years old”, according to a police source, specifying that the balance sheet of the victims is not final.
“The author is arrested with his weapon, the danger is averted, his motives are for the moment unknown”, she continued.
“It’s total panic”
“Seven to eight shots in the street, it’s total panic, we stayed locked inside,” testified to AFP a shopkeeper from a neighboring building wishing to remain anonymous.
“We saw an old white gentleman come in and shoot in the Kurdish cultural center, then he went to the hairdressing salon next door. We took refuge in the restaurant with the employees”, testified Romain, the deputy director of the Pouliche restaurant. Paris, in the street, contacted by telephone.
According to another witness, a resident of the neighborhood who was passing in the street and interviewed by AFP, “there were people in panic who were shouting at the police: ‘he’s there, he’s there, come on’, pointing to a living room hairstyle”. “I saw police enter the living room where I saw two people on the ground, injured in the legs, I saw the blood”, he added describing “people in shock and in panic”
At the intersection of rue d’Enghien and rue d’Hauteville, stretchers were calmly brought to the scene of the shooting and a security perimeter was set up by the police, noted an AFP journalist. .