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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.

MANHUNT: Suspect in Strasbourg Shooting Identified, Was on ‘Terror Watch List’

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.12.18

The suspected gunman behind the deadly shooting in Strasbourg, France Tuesday evening has been identified and was on a “Terror Watch List,” though officials refused to release the man’s name or age.

“A shooting in the French city of Strasbourg killed two people and wounded at least eight others, officials said. The shooting sparked a major security operation around a world-famous Christmas market on Tuesday. The gunman, who is at large, has been identified and had been flagged as a suspected extremist,” writes CBS News.

“JUST IN: French police: Strasbourg shooting suspect is known to authorities, and on a terrorist watch list; suspect remains at large; everyone in the Neudorf area warned to stay indoors,” adds NBC News.

BREAKING NOW: At Least One Killed, More Injured at France Christmas Market Shooting

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.11.18

At least one person has been killed and more injured at a shooting near a Christmas Market in Strasbourg, France Tuesday; with local authorities referring to the incident as a “serious security event.”

“One person has been killed and three injured in a shooting near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, according to emergency workers,” reports the Guardian. “The killing took place at Place Kléber near the city’s Christmas market, which draws millions of tourists every year.”

According to Reuters, the “gunman remains on the run.”

“One person confirmed killed in shooting in French city of Strasbourg, six wounded, gunman on the run, police say,” reports the BBC.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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