BREAKING: Shooting In Paris Leaves One Police Officer Dead And Two Wounded

A shooting has taken place in central Paris. According to police, a lone gunman opened fire in the Champs Elysees and was killed shortly after fleeing the scene.

Eyewitnesses claim to have seen a gunman exiting a car with an automatic weapon and opening fire at a police bus. The incident occurred at 21:00 local time.  The whole of the Champs Elysees has been evacuated. One police officer has been killed, while two were wounded.

Police have reportedly launched an anti-terrorist investigation.

The Champs Elysees’s popularity amongst locals and tourists alike means it has long been feared to be a potential target.

The president of France, Francois Hollande, will address the public after holding a crisis meeting with political leaders.

More on this story as it develops.

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