Paris: Paris police say two suspects are dead after a shootout in the French capital, and an explosion at a Paris restaurant was “acts of terror.”
A manhunt is underway for two other suspects.
Paris police have identified the victims of a shooting in the northern city of Paris, the state prosecutor’s office announced on Twitter.
Authorities said one person was killed and four others wounded in the incident Saturday afternoon at a restaurant in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, just outside the city center.
Paris prosecutor’s spokesperson Stephane Le Foll said in a statement that the gunman, identified as Alexandre Bissonnette, a 28-year-old French national, “shot and killed one person, a young man who was sitting in a restaurant with a child.”
The man was shot in the stomach, the prosecutor’s statement said.
Bissonette was taken into custody after fleeing the scene, Le Fotr told reporters at a press conference Sunday afternoon.
He was taken to hospital for a medical checkup.
The state prosecutor said that a third suspect, an employee of the restaurant, had been detained by police.
The restaurant, which is owned by a family, was evacuated by police, and officials said it was temporarily closed.
“The situation is under control,” Le Fott said.
“All measures are being taken.”
Paris police said they had arrested two men, one of whom was known to authorities.
One of the men, identified by police as 25-year old Alexandre Belkhir, was also detained on Sunday, police said.
He has been charged with attempted murder, attempted robbery and criminal damage.
Le Fotte told reporters Sunday that police had arrested Belkhirs father, whom they identified as Pierre Belkhiri, as well as his brother and the father’s brother.
He said police were seeking Belkhiris father, who is also the son of a Paris mayor.
Pierre Belkir, a Paris city councillor, tweeted Sunday that his father had been shot by police and that his brother was shot, too.
Pierre said the father and brother were arrested.
A man who identified himself as a lawyer who had worked at the restaurant told French news channel BFM TV that police were holding Pierre and Pierre’s father at the time of the shooting.
The lawyer said Pierre had been working as a waiter and was not in the restaurant at the moment of the attack.
“Pierre Belkhira was shot by officers at the Le Boulangerie restaurant in Paris,” the lawyer said.
The prosecutor’s tweet included an image of Pierre, who was shot multiple times.
LeFotr said that the suspect had been wounded in one leg.
Police later said they believed the shooting was “an act of terror,” but did not elaborate.
Le Fay told France Info radio that a gunman was in custody and the suspect was in police custody.
“This is an attack against the state of France,” Le Fay said.
Le Belkhier has been detained and the shooting is still under investigation, Le Fay added.
Police in Saint-Dizier, where the restaurant is located, said they were looking for a fourth suspect.
Authorities had initially said they suspected there was more than one shooter.
The attacks happened just hours after a man opened fire at a packed church in St-Denys, killing four people and injuring more than 50 others.
Authorities have been on high alert since Saturday, with helicopters and drones searching for clues.
At least one gunman opened fire on worshippers at a church in northern France on Saturday, killing at least four people.
French authorities have been investigating whether the attack was carried out by a radicalized Islamic extremist.