by: Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated:
PARIS - A police officer was shot dead and a gunman killed near Paris’ famed Champs Elysees on Thursday night, according to multiple reports.
The attacker, who was not identified, was killed by officers returning fire after he aimed at police before 9:30 p.m. local time and fired multiple shots, according to the French interior ministry.
Two other people were seriously injured.
It was not immediately clear what motivated the attack. Authorities have launched a counter-terrorism investigation.
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