One person has died and another has been injured after a gunman opened fire outside a hospital in Paris on Monday, said multiple media reports.
According to a police source the injured is being treated at the hospital in the 16th arrondissement in front of which he had been shot. Meanwhile, the shooter is on the run after he fled on a motorcycle. The motive of the attack is not known yet
The Daily Express report that the shooter had a weapon hidden behind his back and fled on a motorcycle. One of the victims is a security guard and “the shooter is on the run”.
The two victims were taken into the hospital for treatment after the shooting which occurred in the early afternoon. The man died from his wounds.
“I heard six loud shots while I was having lunch around 1.30 pm (1130 GMT),” the caretaker of a nearby building told AFP.
Meanwhile, French news service Le Globe tweeted, “A large police force has been deployed around the Henri Dunant hospital, in the XVIth arrondissement from the capital.”
The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation for assassination and attempted assassination, entrusted to the criminal brigade of the Regional Directorate of the Judicial Police.