PARIS: French police were on Friday hunting a second suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of a policeman in Paris, French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said.

Speaking on Europe 1 radio after Thursday’s shootout on the Champs Elysees shopping street, in which an assailant was also killed, Brandet said a second man had been identified by Belgian security officials and flagged to French authorities. --REUTERS

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A police officer holds an assault rifle near the site of a shooting at the Champs Elysees in Paris. French anti-terror prosecutors said they opened a probe today into the shooting on Paris' Champs Elysees that killed one police officer and wounded two others. AFP