One dead and one injured in a shooting in front of a Paris hospital. The police report that the author of the shots is a fugitive.
A man has died and a woman has been wounded by gunshot this Monday in the vicinity of a hospital in Paris. According to information from the newspaper ‘Le Monde’, the mortal victim would be a security agent and the woman, in critical condition, would be her partner. The perpetrator of the shots is a fugitive , a police source has indicated to the AFP agency.
The incident took place in front of the Henry Dunant private hospital , owned by the Red Cross, specialized in geriatric care and now converted into a vaccination center, in the elegant 16th district of the French capital , where several shots were heard at around 1:40 p.m.
After the event, “a psychological support unit has been created for the staff of the vaccination center,” explained Francis Szpiner, mayor of the district. “We have a lot of people shocked inside [the hospital],” a Red Cross worker told AFP.
“We really think about a reckoning, [and not] an attack against the vaccination center,” the councilor said in front of the BFMTV cameras. The Paris judicial police are investigating the circumstances in which the shooting took place.
“At the moment, the motivations of the shooter are unknown,” a police source has commented to ‘Le Monde’. The capital’s prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation for “murder” and “attempted murder”.