Policeman and suspected gunman shot dead in Paris gun battle

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One policeman has been shot useless and two others wounded in important Paris, French police say, with their suspected attacker killed with the aid of safety forces.

The Champs Elysees, where the shooting occurred, used to be sealed off. Studies recommend a single gunman fired on a police patrol before seeking to escape.

It came about as presidential candidates made their last pitches in a TELEVISION look prior to Sunday’s election.

An anti-terrorist investigation has been launched.

“On the face of it, the officers were intentionally targeted,” interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told France’s BFMTV news channel.

Islamist militancy is a big difficulty within the polls after contemporary mass attacks claimed by means of so-known as Islamic State.

On Account Of its worldwide renown and its huge collection of visitors, the Champs Elysees has lengthy been viewed as a potential goal, the BBC’s Hugh Schofield Stories from the French capital.

State of emergency ‘to protect election’

A single gunman armed with an automated weapon opened fireplace on a foot patrol prior to being killed in flip, in step with Le Parisien newspaper, citing its personal sources.

The Whole of the Champs Elysees has been evacuated and police vehicles are lined up near some extent 1/2 means up the avenue around the George V metro station, our correspondent says.

Photographs have been heard around 21:00 (19:00 GMT) in or near the Marks & Spencer retailer, frightening a panicked rush away from the scene via vacationers and passers-by way of.

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