One killed, one injured following shooting in front of Paris hospital

One killed, one injured following shooting in front of Paris hospital

Taylor Martinez & CNN Wire

One person was killed and another injured after a shooting in front of a private hospital in Paris on Monday, a police source told CNN.

The source said that the attacker fled the scene outside the Henry Dunant Hospital, in the 16th arrondissement of the French capital, using a two-wheeled vehicle.

The geriatric hospital, located in an affluent neighborhood, is run by the French Red Cross and it currently serves as a Covid-19 vaccination center.

Speaking to BFM TV, the mayor of the 16th arrondissement, Francis Szpiner, said the shooting was “not a terrorist attack against a vaccination center” and that inoculations will continue at the site.

“At this time, the attacker has not been identified. It goes without saying that his identification will allow for a significant progress in the investigation. We are leaning towards a targeted criminal attack,” he added.

The Paris prosecutor’s office told CNN it has launched an investigation into a murder and attempted murder following the shooting.

The investigation will be handled by the criminal investigation unit, the prosecutor’s office said.

Officials from the city hall of the 16th arrondissement said the victim who died was a man, but they did not identify him further.

The second victim, a female security guard, remains in a “life-threatening” condition, according to a tweet by the city hall.

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