Another terrorist shooting occurred in France tonight, this time during a Christmas market in a French-German border city:
LATEST: https://t.co/4xz0AnKYPS— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 11, 2018
• 2 people dead, at least 11 injured, officials say
• Search underway for suspect, who is known to authorities, and on a terrorist watch list, police say
• Everyone in the Neudorf area warned to stay indoors
Two people are dead and at least 11 injured in a shooting Tuesday night in the French city of Strasbourg, with police searching for a suspect who is on a terrorist watch list.
The shooting took place around 8 p.m. near a Christmas market in the French-German border city of Strasbourg that attracts millions of tourists every year.
As of about 10:45 p.m. local time, the suspect was still at large, and police were engaged in a firefight in the neighborhood of Neudorf in Strasbourg. It wasn’t immediately clear if the firefight was connected to the deadly shooting, officials said.
Of the 11 wounded in the incident, seven had serious injuries and four had minor injuries, officials said.
According to latest reports, four people are now dead:
Police in France say four people have died after a shooting in Strasbourg and officers have cornered the 29-year-old suspect— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) December 11, 2018
Here’s where the city is located…
UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as Chekatt Chérif. Notice the terrorist prayer bruise on his forehead: