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New shots fired near Paris Champs-Eysees avenue: police source

Police secure the Champs Elysees Avenue after one policeman was killed and another wounded in a shooting incident in Paris, France, April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

PARIS (Reuters) - New shots where fired near Paris’ Champs Elysees avenue, more than an hour after a police officer was killed on the avenue earlier, a police source told Reuters on Thursday.

The counter-terrorism office has opened an investigation into the shooting, the prosecutor’s office said. One of the gunmen was killed and a police source said that the attacker was known to security services.

Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry, John Irish; Writing by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Leigh Thomas

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