Second gunman who remains AT LARGE has fired shots in a shopping mall #ChampsElysees
A police officer was shot dead and another seriously wounded by two Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen on the Champs Elysees in central Paris tonight.
French police said that the incident was probably a 'terrorist act' and the world famous avenue was on lockdown by 9pm.
Heavily armed officers had flooded the area and a third individual - believed to be the killer - was killed, according to police sources.
Reports suggest 'at least' two people were involved in the attack which took place as presidential candidates took part in a TV debate nearby before Sunday's election.
The Interior Ministry spokesman said on BFM TV the officers were deliberately targeted and the police union added that one of them was shot dead while sat in a car at a red light.