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    Police, firefighters and ambulances are currently at the scene, media reports say.

    One person has been killed and another injured in a shooting outside a hospital in Paris, a local TV channel reported. 

    According to Le Globe, one of the two people that were shot has "succumbed to her injuries".

    The shooter has reportedly fled on a motorcycle.

    Earlier, AFP reported, citing a source close to the investigation, that two people were injured in the shooting incident. 

    The incident happened at the Henry Dunant private hospital in the 16th district of Paris at 13:40 local time, the agency added. ​Lately, the hospital has been used as a centre for coronavirus vaccinations. 

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    • 13:51

      The Shooter's Most Likely Motive Was Settling Scores, Mayor of 16th Arrondissement of Paris Says

      Francis Szpiner, the mayor of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, where a shooting incident took place earlier in the day, confirmed that the most likely motive behind the attack was settling scores.

      An unknown person opened fire on Monday in the 16th arrondissement of Paris near the Henry Dunant Hospital, killing a man and injuring a woman, who is an employee of the hospital security service. The attacker fled the scene on a scooter, law enforcement agencies are mobilized to find him. The block where the shooting took place is completely cordoned off. The prosecutor’s office said that an investigation had been launched under the articles "murder" and "attempted murder".

      "By this hour, the gunman has not been identified. His identification will certainly make it possible to significantly advance the investigation. Most likely, it can be about settling scores," the mayor told reporters.

      He said that the wounded woman was in critical condition in intensive care.

    • 13:51

      Paris Prosecutor's Office Opens Investigation Into 'Murder' and 'Attempted Murder' After Hospital Shooting

      The prosecutor's office of Paris launched an investigation under articles related to a murder and an attempted murder over a shooting incident near a hospital that killed one person and injured another.

      A man and a woman sustained gunshot wounds near a hospital in the 16th arrondissement of the French capital. The shooter managed to run away, law enforcement agents are currently trying to establish his whereabouts. A police source later said that the injured man died.

      "The Paris prosecutor's office has launched an investigation under the articles ‘murder’ and ‘attempted murder’. A criminal brigade was tasked with the investigation," the prosecutor's office said.

    • 13:08

      Video Shared Online Showing Police Officers Arriving at the Scene of the Shooting

    • 13:02

      Situation Outside Henry Dunant Hospital in Paris Where Shooting Took Place Earlier on Monday

    • 12:55

      One Person Killed in Shooting Near Paris Hospital, Police Source Says

      One of the persons who were injured near a hospital in Paris died, a police source said on Monday.

      "There were reports about several shots near the Henry Dunant hospital. Two people who sustained injuries were placed under medical examination. One of them died," the source said.

      Earlier in the day, BFMTB broadcaster reported, citing police sources, that a man and a woman sustained gunshot wounds near a hospital in the 16th arrondissement of the French capital.

      The shooter managed to run away, law enforcement agents are currently trying to establish his whereabouts.

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