At least two people are confirmed dead and ten seriously injured after an unidentified gunman opened fire in the city-center of Strasbourg, France Tuesday; apparently targeting random tourists near the town’s famous Christmas Market.
“At least two people were killed and 10 were wounded in a shooting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, government officials said, and the gunman was on the loose,” reports the NY Times.
The lone gunman reportedly fired into the crowd at approximately 8PM local time near the tourist hotspot that attracts millions each year.
Counterterrorism branch of Paris prosecutor has taken control of investigation into Strasbourg shooting. Raises possibility (but not with certainty) that this was a terrorist attack. https://t.co/6EmsTUqa8j
— Paul Cruickshank (@CruickshankPaul) December 11, 2018
“The Paris prosecutor’s office said that it had opened a terrorism investigation and that the Paris prosecutor, who handles all terrorism investigations nationwide, was heading to Strasbourg,” adds the Times.
UPDATE: Two killed and 11 others wounded by gunman in central Strasbourg https://t.co/sFYlTVpmF7
— POLITICO Europe (@POLITICOEurope) December 11, 2018
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.