NEWS

Manhunt Underway In France For Strasbourg Shooting Suspect

SMS
Manhunt Underway In France For Strasbourg Shooting Suspect
Three people were killed in the attack near a Christmas market.
SHOW TRANSCRIPT

A manhunt is underway for a suspect accused of opening fire near a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France.

The office of France's Interior Minister confirmed three people were killed and at least 12 people were injured in Tuesday's attack.

Paris' public prosecutor identified the suspect as "Cherif C.," a 29-year-old man who was already known to police. He was injured during a shootout with authorities and fled in a taxi.

Authorities have deployed 350 officers and two helicopters to search for the suspect.

The French government strengthened security at its border with Germany and residents in Strasbourg were urged to remain in their homes and avoid travel.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.