At least one person has died in Paris this evening
Witnesses reported hearing what sounded like gunfire near the location of the shooting earlier this evening.
Confusion surrounds exact details as police scramble to several locations across the French capital.
Reuters news agency have reported a second incident nearby the scene of the first shooting.
One gunman was killed while another is believed to be on the run. Police have now raided the dead gunman's home in the east of the city.
Witnesses said the pair had targeted a police vehicle parked at a red light using Kalashnikovs.
A witness named Chelloug said: “I came out of the Sephora shop and I was walking along the pavement where an Audi 80 was parked. A man got out and opened fire with a kalashnikov on a policeman.
“The policeman fell down. I heard six shots, I was afraid. I have a two year-old girl and I thought I was going to die… He shot straight at the police officer."
Police have sealed off the heart of the city after the double killing
Officers are now evacuating people in the area.
Police are not ruling out a terror attack although the interior minister said it was too early to speculate.
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