French official: Officers in Paris deliberately targeted

 A police officer stands guard after a fatal shooting on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Paris police: Attacker shot police guarding metro near Champs-Elysees but was shot dead; 1 police killed, 1 wounded. (Thibault Camus/AP Photo)

A police officer stands guard after a fatal shooting on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Paris police: Attacker shot police guarding metro near Champs-Elysees but was shot dead; 1 police killed, 1 wounded. (Thibault Camus/AP Photo)

The French Interior Ministry says the shooting attack on the famed Champs-Elysees boulevard in Paris deliberately targeted police officers guarding the area.

Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said on BFM television that a man came out of a car and opened fire on a police vehicle.

One officer was killed and another was wounded.

Brandet says the police officers were “deliberately” targeted.

He says police are securing the area but there is “no other police operation underway” in the popular area.

Brandet says it’s too early to say whether the attacker might have had an accomplice, and said authorities are studying multiple potential motives.

Speaking in Washington during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, U.S. President Donald Trump said the shooting in Paris “looks like another terrorist attack” and sent condolences to France.

 

 

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