Paris has been hit again by tragedy, with three people killed and three more injured in a shooting incident.
This is what we know about and the incident in French capital.
Who are you?
After the incident, a 69-year old suspect was also hurt and was taken into custody. The Paris prosecutor has opened an investigation.
The suspect was a criminal record with the police, which included an arrest for attacking tent-dwelling migrants. Investigators are now looking into a possible racist motive.
Gerald Darmanin, French interior minister, said that the suspect was French and knew by authorities. However, this was not in the context political extremism and the secret service.
He stated that the exact motives of the attacker were not known and that he had acted alone.
According to the suspect’s father, AFP, “He was a quiet person as they say.” He was very quiet. He didn’t live like everyone else. He said nothing this morning when he left. He must have been doing something by himself.”
Where did you shoot?
According to Alexandra Cordebard, the shooting took place at noon at a Kurdish cultural center and a nearby restaurant and hairdresser.
She spoke to reporters on the spot and said that the “real motivation” behind the shooting was still unclear.
The area was surrounded by police on a busy street that is home to many shops and restaurants, near the Gare d’Est station.
Three victims of the shooting died. One is currently in critical condition. Two others are being treated in hospital for less serious injuries.
Violent protests broke out in nearby streets. Riot police used tear gas to disperse a crowd that was throwing projectiles at officers.
What did Emmanuel Macron say?
President Emmanuel Macron tweeted “The Kurds in France were the victim of a heinous attack at the heart of Paris.”
“Thoughts to all the victims, the people struggling to survive, their families, and loved ones. Recognize our law enforcement officers for their courage & composure.
James Cleverly, UK Foreign Secretary, tweeted about the “tragic” news in Paris and stated that the UK was ready to help in any way it can.