One person shot dead in front of Paris hospital - police source


French police secure the area after one person was shot dead and one injured in front of the Henry Dunant hospital in Paris, France, April 12, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) -One person was shot dead and another injured on Monday in front of a hospital in Paris, a police source told Reuters, adding that the attacker had then fled on a motorcycle.

The source said the injured person was now being treated inside the hospital, the Henry Dunant, which is also a COVID-19 vaccination centre. The motive for the shootings remains unknown.

BFM television said the person killed was a man and the injured person was a woman who worked as a security official at the hospital, which is located in the upmarket 16th arrondissement.

The vaccination centre at the hospital was operating at the time of the shootings.

Television stations showed dozens of police officers securing the area.

(Reporting by Geert De Clercq, Editing by Dominique Vidalon and Gareth Jones)

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