Gunman Attacks French Christmas Market, Killing At Least 4 And Wounding Several

French emergency services arrive at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, after a gunman killed at least two people and wounded several more.
French emergency services arrive at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, after a gunman killed at least two people and wounded several more.
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Updated at 6:12 p.m. ET

A gunman opened fire at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, killing at least four people and wounding nearly a dozen others, according to preliminary reports.

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said a suspect, who is still at large, has a criminal record and is known to authorities.

Castaner said several of the wounded are in critical condition, according to The Associated Press.

Reuters reports that a local prefecture said a suspect had been previously identified as a security risk.

Local authorities have not suggested a motive for the shooting.

This is a developing story. Some things that get reported by the media will later turn out to be wrong. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene. We will update as the situation develops.

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