A police officer was killed and two others are seriously injured when a gunman opened fire in one of the most popular areas of Paris just days before a critical presidential election, according to the Gateway Pundit.
Terror group ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
The gunman deliberately targeted police officers near the Franklin Roosevelt subway station in Paris’ main shopping streets, an area popular with tourists.
Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said that a man stepped from a car and started shooting at a police vehicle outside a Marks and Spencer store on the Champs-Elysees.
The unnamed gunman, who was known to security services, was shot dead. French authorities have opened a terrorism investigation into the attack.
The latest Paris shooting, which took place at 9 p.m. local time, is being described by French President Francois Hollande as a terrorist act.
The attack comes three days before the first round of the crucial French presidential elections.