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Supermarket gunman linked with attack on same day as Charlie Hebdo massacre

A jogger was seriously wounded in the attack, which happened in a Paris suburb on Wednesday.

The kosher supermarket where Friday's deadly siege took place.
The kosher supermarket where Friday's deadly siege took place.
Image: Peter Dejong

A FRENCH PROSECUTOR says the shooting of a jogger in a Paris suburb on the same day as the Charlie Hebdo massacre has been linked to the gunman who killed a policewoman and four hostages at a kosher grocery.

In a brief statement, the prosecutor said ballistics tests on shell cases from the shooting Wednesday in Fontenay aux Roses linked them to the automatic weapon at the kosher store stormed two days later.

The prosecutor said the jogger was seriously wounded.

Amedy Coulibaly was killed when police stormed the market. That raid took place just minutes after security forces killed the brothers who carried out the massacre at Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper that lampooned Islam and other religions.

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