By Beth Baumann
Reports of a shooting in Paris are coming in from the media. One police officer was killed and another was injured when a suspect opened fire on the officers. The suspect fired shots at the police officers on Champ Elysees.
At this time, Paris police are asking people to stay away from the area.
Based on what we have learned thus far, the suspect appears to be dead.
Officers are considering this to be a “possible terrorist attack.”
BREAKING: One policeman killed after shooting incident on Champs Elysees in Paris; person who fired on police killed
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 20, 2017
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 20, 2017
BFM reporting one police officer killed, one injured, attacker “taken down” in Champs-Elysees incident.
— Hala Gorani (@HalaGorani) April 20, 2017
Champs Elysee Paris blocked and empty after 2 policeman shot. Details sketchy. Huge police presence. pic.twitter.com/O3rNlh0wT2
— James Mates (@jamesmatesitv) April 20, 2017
Male shooter with Kalashnikov kills police officer on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, second police officer injured. Attacker gunned down.
— Mathieu von Rohr (@mathieuvonrohr) April 20, 2017
Video shows armed police clearing the streets after an officer was killed by a gunman in what officials say is ‘probably a terrorist act’ pic.twitter.com/omunPf8R7o
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 20, 2017
The White House was made aware of the incident and is closely monitoring the situation.
White House official tells me they are aware of Paris incident and are monitoring- @cnn
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) April 20, 2017
We will update you on more information as it comes in.