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Three killed in shooting at christmas market in France

at Least three people have been killed in connection with a shooting incident at a christmas market in Strasbourg, France.

Further twelve persons will be injured, and the condition of several of them are described as critical, according to police.

The first messages about the shooting came at the 20-time on Tuesday night. According to eyewitnesses, a man have fired shots and then have fled from the place.

Police have identified the perpetrator, who according to the interior minister Christophe Castaner shall have a criminal record.

the Perpetrator is injured, but still not arrested, say police sources to the AP.

Eleven injured: at Least eleven people to be injured, and the condition of the more be regarded as critical. PHOTO: Abdesslam Mirdass / AFP / NTB Scanpix Show more Norwegian in Strasbourg

nearby was Knut Arne Sand by the LOs Brussels office. He tells that he ate dinner at a restaurant when the shooting took place, and that he neither saw nor heard any thing.

the Shooting took place about 700 meters away from where we were, and we were aware of the situation when it started to ticking the announcements, he says to Dagbladet.

the Sand is in Strasbourg in connection with a meeting of the Council of europe.

We were kept inside at the restaurant and did not leave it until now. Everything is now completely empty here. It is although this is, but it is not some people to see, " says the Sand and tells that they are on the way to the hotel.

THE LIST: The suspected perpetrator should have been on a supervision list of potential extremists, according to Sky News. PHOTO: Abdesslam Mirdass / AFP / NTB Scanpix Show more are being Investigated as terror

In connection with the shooting, the authorities have asked people to stay indoors. The sand tells us that there are still police and military in the area.

the Prosecution for terrorsaker has opened an investigation of the incident and the alleged offender should have been on a supervision list of possible extremists, say unnamed sources to news agency AP.

This is not the first time the Sand experience a terrorrelatert event at close quarters. He was also present in Brussels when a total of 34 people were killed in connection with the two coordinated terrorist attacks against the Brussels airport and the Brussels metro.

- It is not the first time, but one never gets used to it, " he says and adds that the event in Strasbourg is significantly less.

French president Emmanuel Macron is updated regularly about the ongoing situation, according to Reuters. Interior minister Christophe Castaner is on the way to Strasbourg now.

FOUR KILLED : An unknown number of people are wounded after a shooting at a christmas market in Strasbourg, France. Video: AP Direct Show more Show more
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