Thursday, April 20, 2017
BREAKING: "A man got out of a car and began shooting with a Kalashnikov on the Champs Elysees"
Update (3:50 PM CST): The French police are now saying that there was only attacker. However, much of central Paris remains under lockdown.
Two policeman have been killed in a shooting earlier today on the Champs Elysees in Paris.
The incident occurred at approximately 9 PM local time, near a Marks and Spencer store at 104 Champs Elysees Avenue.
The gunman was shot dead. There are reports that there may be another gunman, presumably on the run.
The entire area has been blocked off and police are telling people to avoid it.
Reuters quotes a witness: "A man got out of a car and began shooting (at police) with a Kalashnikov on the Champs Elysees."
A police spokesperson said the gunmen targeted police guarding the entrance to a subway station, and that the incident was a "likely" terror attack.