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French authorities have confurmed two people have been killed and 11
Police have said that the gunman is still at large, the French Interior Ministry confirmed a “serious public security incident” has occurred and urged residents to stay indoors.
The shooting is said to have taken place near one of the Christmas markets
in one of the central squares, Place Kleber.
According to reports, security officials have cordoned off the area and trams have been stopped.
A shopkeeper told BFM TV: “There were
The European Parliament based in Strasbourg was locked down with no-one able to leave or enter the building.
The European Parliament is completely locked down following shootings in #Strasbourg city centre. Nobody gets in or out.
Inside the Parliament the plenary session continues.
Siegfried Muresan MEP
British MEP Richard Corbett tweeted that he was in a restaurant in the city and the doors had been locked.
restaurantin centreof #strasbourg where shots fired with unconfirmed reports of 3 dead.
Restaurant locked and not letting anyone in or out.
Richard Corbett MEP
Strasbourg deputy mayor Alain Fontanel tweeted: “Shooting in downtown Strasbourg. Thank you all for staying home while waiting for a clarification of the situation.”
Strasbourg’s famous market is set up around the city’s cathedral during the Christmas period and becomes a major hotspot for locals as well as a booming tourist attraction.