Paris gunman opens fire at newspaper

A gunman has opened fire inside an office building in Paris housing the left-wing newspaper, Liberation, leaving one person seriously injured.

The victim was a photographer’s assistant, aged 27, Liberation said.

On Friday a man armed with what appeared to be a gun broke into the Paris offices of the rolling news channel BFMTV. He did not fire any shots and no-one was injured.

It is not clear whether there is any connection between the two incidents.

On its website, Liberation said the man entered the premises shortly before 10:15 (09:15 GMT), armed with a hunting rifle. He fired two shots, wounding the photographer’s assistant before escaping.

The gunman did not say anything, Liberation reported.

The victim’s condition was described by the newspaper as serious.

Police have sealed off the area around Liberation’s offices.