Gunshots were fired in a central district of Paris, injuring several people.

At least two people are dead and four were wounded after gunshots were fired in a central district of Paris, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Paris police said an incident on the Rue d’Enghien is over as the shooter has been arrested. “The shooter has been arrested with his weapon. The danger is over,” a police source told AFP.

The office added that a 69-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident. “His identity is in the process of being checked,” it added. The motive remains unknown.

One witness told French news agency AFP that seven or eight shots had been fired, sowing mayhem in the street. The shots shortly before midday (11:00 GMT) caused panic in the neighbourhood, a bustling area of shops, restaurants and bars.

A shopkeeper in the area told AFP she had heard seven or eight shots in Rue d’Enghien in the 10th arrondissement, saying: “It was total panic. We locked ourselves inside.” French interior minister Gerald Darmanin said he would travel to Paris and visit the scene of a “dramatic” shooting.

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