France Hunts Strasbourg Gunman As Alert Level Raised

French police Peugeot car in Paris

Police Peugeot car in front a police station in Paris. Photo: Kevin.B.

Hundreds of security forces were hunting a gunman who opened fire near a Christmas market in the eastern French city of Strasbourg.

Two people were confirmed dead, while a third was brain dead following the December 11 incident, Prosecutor Remy Heitz said.

Heitz said the suspect also left 12 people injured, using a handgun and a knife to attack his victims.

The man cried out “God is great!” in Arabic during the attack, the prosecutor said, adding that he was shot in the arm during an exchange of fire with soldiers.

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