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Macron: Kurds of France Have Been target of Heinous Attack

Fri 23 Dec 2022 | 07:51 PM
French President Emmanuel Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron
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French President Emmanuel Macron responded to the news of the latest shooting that targeted Kurds in Paris, on Friday, the shooting that targeted Kurds in Paris.

Macron tweeted: "The Kurds of France have been the target of a heinous attack in the heart of Paris. Our thoughts are with the victims, the people who are struggling to live, their families and loved ones."

In the heart of Paris, a shooter opened fire, leaving three dead and four injured.

Near the Gare de l'Est station, a Kurdish cultural centre is where the shooting occurred.

Police swiftly apprehended a 69-year-old suspect in relation to the assault.

Authorities urged residents to stay away from the area in Strasbourg-Saint Denis's 10th district's Rue d'Enghien.

One store owner told the AFP news agency, "It's complete panic, we've shut ourselves in."

The witness reported hearing seven or eight gunshot bursts. According to reports, two of the victims of the shooting are in critical condition.

The weapon used in the attack was found by police when they were apprehending the suspect, according to reports. Authorities declared that they had started a murder inquiry. The motivation has not yet been made clear.

After the incident, hundreds of Kurds took the streets and started clashes with security forces to protest.