Paris police shot two people in a car to death on Monday (25/4), not far from where the President Emmanuel Macron celebrating his victory in the presidential election French.
A police source told AFPthe vehicle was on the oldest bridge in France, Pont Neuf, shortly after midnight.
The driver of the car refused to stop at the police checkpoint. The car instead moved forward, as if about to hit the officer.
The police then opened fire. A source said two people in the car were killed, while one other person was injured.
Journalist AFP in the field reported police crowding at the scene shortly after the incident. There was also a white cloth covering the body.
An Egyptian tourist, El Sammak, claimed to be near the scene. He also claimed to have heard gunshots.
“I heard four bullets [ditembakkan],” he said.
“When I checked I saw a man running 10 or 15 meters, then he fell. Apparently, he was not the driver, but the passenger.”
Authorities immediately investigated the incident.
About two kilometers from the scene, Macron was celebrating his victory in the presidential election against far-right politician Marine Le Pen.
However, it is still unclear whether the incident has anything to do with the night of the French presidential election.