Friday, May 7, 2021

A shooter is running after killing one in Paris

The attacker escaped using a two-wheeler outside the Henry Dunant Hospital in the 16th arena of the French capital.

The prosecutor’s office said preliminary investigations suggest the deceased, a 33-year-old man, was “intentionally targeted by the gunman.”

The injured second victim, a 33-year-old woman, was identified as a security guard at the hospital. The prosecutor’s office said it is believed, based on preliminary investigation, that she was not previously associated with the victim. The prosecutor’s office said she is currently hospitalized and “her condition remains critical.”

The prosecutor’s office said an investigation has been opened by an organized group for attempted murder and manslaughter and criminal conspiracy.

Henry Dunant Hospital is a geriatric hospital, located in an affluent neighborhood. It is run by the French Red Cross and it currently serves as the Kovid-19 vaccination center.

Speaking to BFM TV, the mayor of the 16th arena, Francis Szpinar, said the shooting was “not a terrorist attack against a vaccination center” and that the vaccine would continue at the site.

“At this time, the attacker has not been identified. It goes without saying that his identity will allow for significant progress in the investigation. We are leaning towards a targeted criminal attack,” he said.


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