A shooting at France’s largest Christmas market left four dead and 10 wounded Tuesday in what is now being investigated as a terror attack.
The gunman, who has not been apprehended, opened fire around 7 p.m. in Place Kleber square in Strasbourg, killing at least four people, French news network BFMTV reported.
Video posted by the UK Mirror shows screaming shoppers fleeing as shots ring out in the distance.
Officials have not revealed the shooter’s name, but have said he has a criminal record and is on France’s “S” watchlist of suspected extremists.
He was due to be arrested earlier in the day for a separate attempted murder, sources told the AP.
BFM reported the gunman is 29 and a native of Strasbourg.
Officials are mounting a terror investigation.
“Our security and rescue services are mobilized,” French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner tweeted.
Meanwhile, France’s counter-terror prosecutor was en route to Strasbourg and is exploring charges for murder and attempted murder in relation with a terrorist enterprise.
Christmas markets are a popular target for Islamist terror attacks, such as the 2016, ISIS-inspired truck crash in a Berlin holiday market that left 12 dead and 50 injured.
With Post wires
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