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Several people are injured in Paris shooting: Police urge to stay away from the area 

Two dead and four wounded in Paris shooting: Police urge people to stay away from the area as gunman sparks ‘total panic’

  • Gunman opened fire at the Kurdish Cultural Centre in Paris
  • At least two people have been killed with more injured, local reports say
  • Paris has been the target for a series of gun and knife attacks in recent years  

Two people have been killed and several injured after an elderly gunman opened fire in Paris, sparking ‘total panic’, local reports say. 

The shooter, believed to be a 69-year-old retired train driver, opened fire at the Kurdish Cultural Centre in the 10th arrondissement near the Gare du Nord.

Police managed to wrench the gun from him and arrest him during the bloody rampage.

Local news outlets claim two people have been confirmed dead so far and four were injured, with two in a critical condition, but police have not yet confirmed the casualties.

A gunman has shot multiple people in Paris as police warned people to stay away from the area

Paris police said they were dealing with an incident on the Rue d’Enghien and urged the public to stay away from the area. 

One witness told French news agency AFP that seven or eight shots had been fired, as mayhem broke out on the surrounding streets.

A shopkeeper in the area said: ‘It was total panic. We locked ourselves inside.’ 

Paris has been the target of a series of deadly gun and knife attacks in recent years. 

The motives of the gunman remain unclear. 

This is a breaking news story, more to follow. 

The shooter, allegedly in his 70s, opened fire at the Kurdish Cultural Centre in the 10th arrondissement near the Gare du Nord

The shooter, allegedly in his 70s, opened fire at the Kurdish Cultural Centre in the 10th arrondissement near the Gare du Nord

One witness told French news agency AFP that seven or eight shots had been fired, sewing mayhem in the street

One witness told French news agency AFP that seven or eight shots had been fired, sewing mayhem in the street

One witness told French news agency AFP that seven or eight shots had been fired, as mayhem broke out on the surrounding streets

One witness told French news agency AFP that seven or eight shots had been fired, as mayhem broke out on the surrounding streets

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