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1 officer shot, killed, another injured in Paris, reports say

1 officer shot, killed, another injured in Paris, reports say

In fact, he (the gunman) was hidden behind the van and shooting at the police.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. Authorities are telling people to avoid the area.

A police official told Reuters that one police officer was killed and another injured. Subway stations were closed off.

"We had to hide our customers in the basement", Choukri Chouanine, manager of a restaurant near the site of the shooting, told AFP, saying there was "lots of gunfire".

Dozens of vehicles from the emergency services were sent to the area, where a helicopter was also deployed.

There are conflicting reports about how many people were involved in the attack, however a police spokesman said there were two people, while other reports suggested the gunman was armed with a Kalashnikov.

SITE Intel, a US -based organization that monitors worldwide terror groups reported ISIS' claims of responsibility that came came days before the first round of the French presidential election.

The first round of the presidential race is will take place on on Sunday and the two top contenders will advance to a run-off on May 7.

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President Donald Trump offered condolences to the people of France during a joint news conference with the Italian prime minister. What can you say? "It just never ends".

The shooting comes three days before French general elections and Paris was already in a state of heightened alert.

Eyewitnesses told SBS Europe correspondent Brett Mason that a second attacker was at the scene.

Paris police say a gunman has killed a police officer and wounded another before being killed himself in an attack on the Champs-Elysees shopping district.

"I think this election is sufficiently unstable that it could still move things", he said. Security is high preceding the vote after police said they arrested two men Tuesday in what they described as a thwarted terror attack.

Up until now, polls showed voters more concerned about unemployment and their spending power than terrorism or security, though analysts warned this would change in the event of further bloodshed.

There are eleven total candidates, but the five front runners include Francois Fillon, Benoit Hamon, Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron and Jean-Luc Melenchon. "This threat will be part of our daily lives in the next years". BFMTV has not specified if the unidentified man was the attacker or a bystander. The attacker, a 29-year-old Egyptian, was seriously injured.


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