BREAKING NEWS: Gunman with an AK-47 kills one police officer and wounds another in central Paris on the Champs Elysees before he is shot dead in terrifying 'terrorist attack'
There is panic on the streets of Paris this evening after a gunman opened fire and shot one police officer dead and seriously injured another on the Champs Elysees in Paris. There are understood to have been two attackers and one has been shot dead. The road has been locked down with hundreds of heavily-armed officers flooding the area which is popular with tourists. France is currently under a state of emergency following a spate of Islamist terror attacks and the horrifying incident comes as presidential candidates took place in a TV debate nearby. French police have advised those in the city to stay clear of the area. The shooting comes just hours after one of the busiest roads in the capital was closed off by police as officers dealt with a 'suspicious package'