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One dead, one injured in Paris hospital shooting

One person has died and another is injured.

Police attend the scene of the shooting outside Henry Dupont hospital in Paris
Police attend the scene of the shooting outside Henry Dupont hospital in Paris
Image: PA

Updated Apr 12th 2021, 3:40 PM

AN UNIDENTIFIED ATTACKER shot dead a man and badly injured a woman outside a Paris hospital before fleeing the scene on a motorbike, police said this afternoon.

The attacker fired several shots at the Henry Dunant private geriatric hospital run by the Red Cross in the upmarket 16th district, sources close to the investigation said.

“One person died and one is seriously injured,” a fire service source said.

The two victims were taken into the hospital for treatment after the shooting. The man died from his wounds.

Police and emergency services are at the scene of the shooting.

The injured woman works as a security guard at the hospital, which runs a Covid-19 vaccination centre.

There was no immediate indication as to the attacker’s motive.

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A fire engine and several police vans lined the street outside the facility.

The hospital is situated close to the river Seine about four kilometres south of the Eiffel Tower and near the Parc des Princes football stadium.

france-shooting An investigating police officer photographs evidence outside the Henri Dunant hospital after today's deadly shooting. Source: Christophe Ena/PA

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