Paris Attack: French Police Officer And Shooter Killed

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UPDATE: ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Just days before the French presidential election, yet another attack strikes the heart of Paris.

According to reports, one police officer and a shooter were killed on Thursday night.

French Ministry Spokesman, Pierre Henry Brandet said that a car stopped at 102 Champs-Elysees, in front of a police van. The attacker, which has not been identified as a man or a woman, proceeded to open fire. The police returned fire and killed the attacker. Two more people were injured.

Police Secretary Yvan Assioma said, "We don't have a precise idea of the origin of the shots fired. One or more perpetrators were taken down by our colleagues, there was a cross fire."

Reports from the French government state that the police were deliberately targeted.

The Champs-Elysees is temporarily closed to vehicle traffic and businesses on the popular strip have been shut down.

It has not been confirmed as a terror attack as of yet.  

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