This is just barely in – Reports are coming in of two gun-wielding terrorists (and yes, the headlines are calling them that, as are police) opening fire on the Champs Elysees in Paris –
A police officer was shot dead and another seriously wounded by two Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen on the Champs Elysees in central Paris tonight.
French police said that the incident was probably a ‘terrorist act’ and the world famous avenue was on lockdown by 9pm.
Heavily armed officers had flooded the area and a third individual – believed to be the killer – was also hurt and ‘neutralised’, according to police sources.
Reports suggest ‘at least’ two people were involved in the attack which took place as presidential candidates took part in a TV debate nearby.
Not much is known about the gunmen yet. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.