Shooting on Champs Élysées in Paris: 1 Police Officer Dead, Others Injured

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UPDATE: 1 police officer is dead and another is seriously injured. The shooter is dead. Details soon.

Police and other emergency services are responding to a shooting on Champs-Élysées in Paris, officials and witnesses say. Details are limited but at least two police officers are reported to have been seriously injured. (more)

The incident happened on late Thursday when multiple gunshots were heard on Champs-Élysées, which is an avenue in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. Details about the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately available.

According to initial reports, at least two police officers have been seriously injured. It was not immediately known whether anyone else was injured, who carried out the shooting, and whether the shooter is in custody.

It was also not immediately clear whether the incident is linked to terrorism. “We recommend that you avoid the area of Champs-Élysées,” police said in a tweet.