Terrorism

REPORT: Strasbourg Shooter Identified as Cherif Chekatt, Screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ During Attack

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.12.18

The suspected gunman that murdered at least three people and seriously injured a dozen more in Strasbourg, France Tuesday night reportedly screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he launched his deadly rampage, reports the BBC.

“The Strasbourg gunman yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ (“God is greatest” in Arabic) as he opened fire on people enjoying an evening out at a Christmas market, the Paris public prosecutor told reporters,” writes the BBC.

The attacker has been identified as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt; a person known to authorities as “having been radicalized in prison.”

According to the BBC, Chekatt was armed with a gun as well as a knife and fled the scene in a taxi. He remains at large.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.