3 killed after gunman open fires in Paris

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Authorities says the shooting occurred in three locations including the Kurdish cultural centre   

Three people were killed and three other injured after a shooting took place in Paris on Friday, December 23. Authorities have arrested a 69-year-old man as a suspect, he open fired in three seperate locations including a Kurdish cultural centre and a restaurant and hairdresser nearby.  

An interview of a witness by AFP quoted in a Euronews report said, “We saw an old white man come in and shoot in the Kurdish cultural center, then he went into the hairdresser’s next door. We took refuge in the restaurant with other employees”. 

Another witness said, “I saw police officers enter the salon where I saw two people on the ground, with injuries to their legs, I saw blood,” he added, describing “people in shock and panic”.   

Meanwhile Paris prosecutor´s office in a statement, as per the report said, “An investigation has been opened on charges of murder, intentional homicide and aggravated violence”. The statement further added, “the investigations have been entrusted for the time being to the 2nd district of the judicial police (DPJ)”.  

The report said, the suspect was also injured in the incident and was later placed under arrest. His identity has not been made public yet.  

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