Shoot in a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France. The provisional balance rises to at least three dead and eleven wounded: this is what the Dernières Nouvelles D'Alsace website reports. According to the municipality, it would be an attack. The killer is still on the run. The area around the historic center has been armored. The City of Strasbourg invites citizens to stay indoors.
One man would have opened fire at about 8 pm in the center of Strasbourg, according to the Dna website (Derniers notices d'Alsace). The blows would have been exploded in the rue des Grandes-Arcades. The city center has been blocked for a 200-meter radius around the Gutenberg square. A police source, says DNA, has speculated that this is a terrorist attack.
The French president, Emmanuel Macron, left in advance a reception in progress at the Élysée to personally follow the events in Strasbourg: this was announced by several parliamentarians present on the spot.
The European Parliament was armored after the shooting that took place in the historic center of Strasbourg. The order was given by President Antonio Tajani who, on the phone, speaks of "several deaths". "The incident occurred 3 km away from here," said Tajani. '' This Parliament is not intimidated by terrorist or criminal attacks, let's move on! We continue to work and react with the force of freedom and democracy against terrorist violence ", said the president of the European Parliament
"I'm following the situation from the Ministry of the Interior's operations center" in Paris. "Our security and relief services are mobilized", says French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, referring to the events in Strasbourg.
Checks at the German border at the exit of the city of Strasbourg after the shooting in the historic center. Witnesses said that "once we crossed the Rhine river bridge on the German side we noticed that the police were checking the cars in both directions and all the cars were moving one by one."
"Terrorist attack in progress in Strasbourg in the middle of the city.Turn the crowds at the markets, there are dead and wounded, we at the 5-star delegation are safe. It is the tweet of the 5-star MEP Dario Tamburrano. Today in Strasbourg there was the plenary of the European Parliament.
Center blocked, witness 'I heard the shots' - The center of Strasbourg is still closed you can only go out but do not enter the streets leading to the Christmas markets, the scene of the shooting. The entrances have been cordoned off and perhaps the order of safety blocks cars and pedestrians. Among the people who leave hurriedly from the center the agitation is palpable, among them also someone who has witnessed live shots. Cedric tells that he had heard the shots near Piazza Kleber clearly and found refuge in a bar. "I heard gunshots and then automatic weapons, probably those of the police, then there was a crowd movement and I started running and went into a bar". Florent, on the other hand, says that he did not hear the shots but that he still experienced a disturbing situation: we were in a club, all of a sudden they made us all go downstairs, where we would be safer. " Outside the area cordoned up the curious, all ask information look at the news on mobile phones or call friends and relatives to reassure them.