Three dead, 11 injured in shooting in Strasbourg

Shooting at Christmas market in Strasbourg. Several reported shot, including a tourist shot in stomach. Assailant armed, still at large.

Mordechai Sones, | updated: 03:41

Police officers secure a street and the surrounding area after a shooting in Str
Police officers secure a street and the surrounding area after a shooting in Str
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At least three people were killed and 11 wounded in a shooting in the Christmas market in the city of Strasbourg, France, on Tuesday evening.

According to reports, one of the wounded victims is a tourist who was shot in the stomach.

French interior minister Christophe Castaner confirmed on Tuesday night that the death toll in the shooting stands at three, and added that the manhunt for the shooter continues.

Castaner also said that security will be increased in all Christmas markets and other events in France.

The assailant is said to be armed and still at large. He has reportedly been identified by French police.

French media outlets reported that the shooter is a 29-year-old man born in Strasbourg who was known to the local police for "Islamization."

The European Union Parliament in Strasbourg was in lockdown after the shooting.

"There were gun shots and people running everywhere," one local shopkeeper told BFM TV. "It lasted about 10 minutes."

French President Macron dispatched his Interior Minister to Strasbourg after the shooting, the presidency says.

French Ecology Minister Francois de Rugy tweeted: "Solidarity and support for the people of Strasbourg. Our support too for the security forces. We are united and determined to protect the French people.

Police are in the area. Security officials have cordoned off the area and trains have been stopped.

This is a developing story.

Police secure a street and the surrounding area after a shooting in Strasbourg
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Police secure a street and the surrounding area after a shooting in Strasbourg
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Police secure street and the surrounding area after a shooting in Strasbourg
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