Motive of Paris shooting unclear, police targeted - official

Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:11pm GMT

PARIS, April 20 (Reuters) - Police officers were deliberately targeted in the Paris Champs Elysees avenue shooting, but it is too early to say what the motive was, French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said on Thursday.

Police sources had said earlier that the shooting could have been an attempt at an armed robbery. (Reporting by John Irish, Gerard Bon and Emmanuel Jarry; Writing by Ingrid Melander)

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