This whole multiculturalism thing is really working out in France, huh?
A female police officer has been shot dead and a street cleaner left injured in the second attack to hit Paris in less than 24 hours.
The officer, who has not been named, died this morning following the shooting in Montrouge, in the south of the city.
The street cleaner was also hurt in the attack.
Both had been described by a police source as being in a ‘very serious condition’ after the shooting, which is not known if it’s linked to the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo offices on Wednesday.
That massacre claimed 12 lives, including those of two police officers.
Today shots rang out in Montrouge at the start of the morning rush hour, with an M5 assault rifle believed to have been used.
France’s top security official Bernard Cazenueve said the officer had stopped to investigate a traffic accident when the firing started.
‘There was an officer in front of a white car and a man running away who shot,’ said Ahmed Sassi, who saw the shooting from his home nearby.
He said the shooter wore dark clothes but no mask.
‘It didn’t look like a big gun because he held it with one hand,’ Sassi said.
William Thomas, a 19-year-old who lives close to this morning’s attack, said: ‘I was woken up by the first three shots.
‘Then I heard someone shout “Take that” and there were another two shots. It was before 8am.’
The automatic gunfire was followed by the arrival of numerous special operations police, accompanied by emergency services.
A man who appeared to be of North African origin was seen running away from the scene. He was thought to be wearing a bullet proof vest.
Just a hunch, but we suspect the perp isn’t a practicing Quaker. Meanwhile, two of the suspects in Wednesday’s Charlie Hebdo massacre are still on the loose, but reportedly were spotted in northern France.
Two armed suspects wanted over the Charlie Hebdo massacre have been located in northern France after shots were fired at a petrol station, according to reports.
Two men in balaclavas fitting the description of brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi were spotted after reportedly robbing a petrol station near Villers-Cotterêt, close to Reims.
An attendant said the men drove off in a white Renault Clio with number plates covered up in the direction of Paris with ‘exposed Kalashnikovs and rocket launchers’ inside the vehicle.
The dramatic development came as the manhunt continued for the ‘armed and dangerous’ brothers who have links to terror groups stretching back almost a decade.
Their alleged getaway driver Hamyd Mourad, 18, has already turned himself into police in Charleville-Mezieres in northern France.
All three French-Algerian Muslims escaped yesterday following the bloodbath at the offices of the notoriously anti-Islamist satirical Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris.
In 2008, Cherif was sentenced to three years in prison for terror offences – but served just 18 months.
Questions will be asked why – once again – young Frenchmen with close links to radical Islam and its terrorist affiliates were apparently given free rein to carry out their crimes.
The fact that two were still at large almost 24 hours after a gun battle in which two policemen died alongside ten others, mainly newspaper staff, was also a cause for huge concern.
Maybe the occupant of the White House should be asked why he’s so eager to let so many monsters out of Club Gitmo just so he can say he kept a campaign promise.