Two police officers have been killed in Paris shooting
The incident happened this evening.
UPDATE: Two police officers have been killed in a shooting in Paris.
According to Sky, the officers were attacked on the Champs-Elysee and the person who fired on them has also been killed.
A witness speaking to Reuters said a man got out of a car and began shooting "with a Kalashnikov."
Authorities are warning people to stay away from the area, it's believed there were two people involved in the attack and one person could still be at large.
A spokesman for the French Interior Ministry said that it's too early to identify a motive for the attack.
Paris police: Operation under way at the Champs Elysées. Stay off the area and follow instructions by the police https://t.co/Ab2s3dteFu
— Mathieu von Rohr (@mathieuvonrohr) April 20, 2017
We are at Champs-Élysées and there was a sound of fire. Inside a hotel now pic.twitter.com/HtHAegJ8LM
— Thushara Jayawardana (@RobustTj) April 20, 2017
Something's happened at Champs Elysee loads of police road blocked off pic.twitter.com/YnsqoflNKL
— Shafik Mandhai (@ShafikFM) April 20, 2017
— Rym Momtaz ريم ممتاز (@RymMomtaz) April 20, 2017
A spokesman for the French Interior Ministry said that it's too early to identify a motive for the attack, more to follow.