Midday shooting in central Paris kills 1, wounds 2

AP News
Posted: Nov 20, 2009 9:23 AM

Police say a man with an automatic rifle opened fire on a car near a Paris train station, killing one man and wounding two others.

Friday's shooting took place near the Gare du Nord train station, hub for trains to London and other international destinations. Such incidents are relatively rare in France, which has strict gun control laws.

A police official says one of the occupants was hit in the head and died soon after. The two other occupants have been hospitalized.

The official says the shooter fled and is being sought. He spoke on condition of anonymity in accordance with police policy.