PARIS, Jan 9 – Two people were killed after a gunman stormed a kosher supermarket in eastern Paris on Friday (Jan 9) and took several hostages, sources told AFP. The attacker was suspected of being the same gunman who killed a policewoman in a shooting in Montrouge in southern Paris on Thursday.
A police source told AFP the suspect was linked to two brothers who massacred 12 people at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. Sources close to the investigation said shooting had erupted at Porte de Vincennes in the east of Paris on Friday afternoon. @alexiscorbiere tweeted: “Police operation underway in Porte de Vincennes”.
“It is the Montrouge shooter,” said one of the sources, adding at least one person was reported injured. A helicopter hovered above as police swarmed to the area, asking people to remain at home. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was on his way to the scene.