Shopping centre shooting fears at Westfield Paris as terrified shoppers rush for exits after 'gunshots heard' | The Sun
SHOTS have been fired at a major shopping centre in Paris, according to reports.
Cops raced to the scene on Saturday afternoon after gunshots reportedly rang out at Westfield Les 4 Temps in La Défense, in the western suburbs of the French capital.
Footage showed terrified shoppers fleeing for the exits, and swarms of people running down the streets outside the mall.
Video also showed workers desperately shuttering shops as shoppers said they were hiding in stores.
Eyewitnesses said they saw at least one person on the ground.
Police confirmed officers are "on site and securing the scene".
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"Avoid the area," they added.
Trams and buses are said to be no longer stopping at the shopping centre.
Government minister Gérald Darmanin confirmed: "A police operation is taking place in La Défense. I asked the prefect of police to go there."
In 2019, the Westfield Les 4 Temps was the most visited mall in France with 42 million visitors.
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