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Paris police are warning people to avoid the area around the French capital’s grand Champs-Elysees, reports WSVN.
French media are reporting that two police officers were shot Thursday on the famed shopping boulevard.
Many police vehicles can be seen on the avenue that passes many of the city’s most iconic landmarks.
A witness identified only as Ines told French television station BFM that she heard a shooting, saw a man’s body on the ground and the area was quickly evacuated by police.
The Washington Times is also reporting that two officers were shot on the Champs-Elysees. They added that one of them was fatally wounded, per the French media. The gunman had been neutralized, though it wasn’t immediately clear what exactly that meant.