One police officer killed, another wounded in Paris shooting

Paris police warn people to avoid Champs Elysees area

BFMTV also reports another police officer was seriously injured and an unidentified man was hit by "cross-fire" in the the Champs-Elysées area.

Local police have advised people to avoid the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, as reports suggest police came under fire near the central boulevard area. The BBC adds that the incident is believed to only involve one gunman, who has reportedly been "taken down".

France has been under a state of emergency since attacks in November 2015 killed more than 100 people, leading to a large presence of heavily armed police on city streets. There were at least two attackers and police said the shooting was very probably a "terrorist act".

Another officer was wounded, according to police.

TV images on BFM TV showed the flashing lights of police vans along the avenue up to the famous Arc de Triomphe, while police were seen telling members of the public to move away from the area.

The shooting comes just two days after police arrested two men in southern Marseille with weapons and explosives, who were suspected of preparing an attack to disrupt the first-round of the presidential election on Sunday.



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