Cherif C has been identified as the gunman in the Strasbourg Christmas Market shooting that left two dead and ten injured. Following the shooting, Cherif C was initially on the run before being subdued by police.
Following the shooting, both the Strasbourg City Center and European Parliament were placed on lockdown. Additionally, police urged civilians to stay inside while police sorted the situation out.
Who Is Cherif C?
Cherif C, 29 years old, has been identified as the Strasbourg Christmas Market gunman that left ten people injured.
At this time, nothing other than his name and age is known at this time.
According to reports, Cherif C opened fireat civilians in the Strasbourg, France, Christmas Market, killing two and injuring another ten people.
Following the shooting, Cherif C fled the scene before he was eventually apprehended by police.
Following the shooting, the French ministry of the interior released the following statement on Twitter about the incident, which has been translated:
“Serious public Security event underway at #Strasbourg. People are invited to stay at home. More information to come, follow the instructions of the authorities.”
Photos & Videos Of The Strasbourg Christmas Market Attack
France’s Recent History Of Terror Attacks
This is the latest in a string of gun attacks on civilians in France.
In 2015, two masked gunmen walked into the Charlie Hebdo’s offices and killed 12 people.
On November 13, 2015, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks unfolded that took place in Paris, France, and the city’s northern suburb, Saint-Denis. The attackers killed 130 people and injured another 413.
On July 14, 2016, a truck plowed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France.
On May 12, 2018, one person was killed and four people were injured after a person who was identified as an “Islamic State more solid” unleashed a knife attack in Paris.
This story is developing. This article will be updated with new information and facts should they become available.