Paris Police hunting for gunmen who killed people near the hospital

Paris-Paris police are searching for a gunner who fired on Monday near a hospital in the wealthy 16th arrondissement of the French capital, killing one and injuring another. Witnesses on the scene suggest that while authorities have not revealed a link to terrorism, it could be a case of tragic score resolution.

The Paris Police Department, which began investigating the murder on Monday, said the shooters had fired several bullets before escaping on a motorcycle. Police had no other immediate details.

Noura Berrahmouni of the DSPAP Alliance said the injured woman was a hospital guard.

Police officers leave the scene after a shooting in Paris, France
Police officers left the scene on April 12, 2021 after a shooting in Paris, France. (Christophe Ena / AP Photo)

“It was so fast that I thought the score had settled down … otherwise I think there would be more casualties,” she said.

According to BFM-TV witnesses, the shooter wore a hood and fired several times.

Jeffrey Schaefer