A gunman opened fire on the Ahmet Kaya Kurdish Cultural Centre in Paris’s Strasbourg Saint Denis neighbourhood on Friday. At least three people were killed, and 10 others were injured. Two of the injured are in critical condition, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office, which has confirmed five injuries related to the shooting.
According to an eyewitness speaking to Medya Haber TV, the gunman opened fire on people outside the centre. He then started shooting at the building, others reported, and on a Kurdish restaurant and a hairdresser on the same street. Witnesses report up to eight shots fired.
French police have surrounded the area and are not allowing anyone to approach the scene.
The attack took place in the wake of the 10th anniversary of the Paris Massacre, where three female Kurdish politicians, Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez, were assassinated on 9 January.
A 69-year-old man was arrested in relation to the shooting, the prosecutor’s office announced.