EUROPE MANHUNT: Strasbourg Shooter Had 27 PRIOR Convictions, May Have Escaped into Germany

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.12.18

The 29-year-old suspect behind the deadly mass shooting in Strasbourg, France Tuesday evening had 27 prior convictions in France, Germany, and Switzerland and was known to French authorities as a potential “risk to the state.”

According to Reuters, Strasbourg-born Cherif Chekatt reportedly fled the scene in a taxi and possibly crossed the border into Germany following his assault on a Christmas Market.

“Considering the target, his way of operating, his profile and the testimonies of those who heard him yell ‘Allahu Akbar’, the anti-terrorist police has been called into action,” said the French prosecutor overseeing the case.

“French and German agents checked vehicles and public transport crossing the Rhine river, along which the Franco-German frontier runs, backing up traffic in both directions. Hundreds of French troops and police were taking part in the manhunt,” adds Reuters. “Deputy Interior Minister Laurent Nunez said he could not rule out that the fugitive had already crossed the frontier.”

Read the full report here.

REPORT: Strasbourg Shooter Identified as Cherif Chekatt, Screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ During Attack

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.12.18

The suspected gunman that murdered at least three people and seriously injured a dozen more in Strasbourg, France Tuesday night reportedly screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he launched his deadly rampage, reports the BBC.

“The Strasbourg gunman yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ (“God is greatest” in Arabic) as he opened fire on people enjoying an evening out at a Christmas market, the Paris public prosecutor told reporters,” writes the BBC.

The attacker has been identified as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt; a person known to authorities as “having been radicalized in prison.”

According to the BBC, Chekatt was armed with a gun as well as a knife and fled the scene in a taxi. He remains at large.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

FRANCE SHOOTING: 2 Dead, 10+ Injured, Gunman At Large, Terror Probe Launched

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.12.18

At least two people are confirmed dead and ten seriously injured after an unidentified gunman opened fire in the city-center of Strasbourg, France Tuesday; apparently targeting random tourists near the town’s famous Christmas Market.

“At least two people were killed and 10 were wounded in a shooting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, government officials said, and the gunman was on the loose,” reports the NY Times.

The lone gunman reportedly fired into the crowd at approximately 8PM local time near the tourist hotspot that attracts millions each year.

“The Paris prosecutor’s office said that it had opened a terrorism investigation and that the Paris prosecutor, who handles all terrorism investigations nationwide, was heading to Strasbourg,” adds the Times.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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