Canada Global (Web News) Police and prosecutors reported that a shooting at a Kurdish cultural centre in central Paris on Friday left three people dead and four others injured. They also added that the shooter, who was in his 60s, had been detained.
Two of the four injured were still listed in a severe condition in the chic 10th arrondissement’s rue d’Enghien, leaving the gunman’s motivations unclear.
The accused attacker was known to authorities, Paris prosecutor Laure Beccuau said on Friday. She stated that investigators would look into any potential racial motivations for the shooting.
According to Alexandra Cordebard, mayor of the city’s 10th arrondissement, “the shooting took place at a Kurdish community centre located in the Rue d’Enghien as well as at a café facing the Kurdish centre and a hairdresser.”
According to BFM TV, the man had previously attacked a migrant camp and was well-known to French officials.
“With his firearm, the gunman has been taken into custody. The threat has passed, according to a police source. At this point, it is unclear why he did what he did.
The neighbourhood, a busy area with stores, restaurants, and clubs, went into shock after hearing the bullets just before noon (1100 GMT).
Under the condition of anonymity, a local shopkeeper claimed to have heard seven or eight gunshots and described the situation as “complete terror.” We kept ourselves inside shut.