Police sent to all national papers after Paris shooting
A man armed with a shotgun walked into the lobby of the French daily Liberation in Paris and fired twice Monday, the newspaper said.
A 27-year-old photographer’s assistant was shot in the chest and was in serious condition, authorities said.
Paris police had no further information about the man’s motive. He fled after the attack.
Police are being sent to the offices of all national French newspapers, Interior Minister Manuel Valls announced.
“We will do everything in our power to catch this individual,” Valls said. “In our country, we cannot accept those who attack our fundamental rights, a right that women and men have always fought for all over the world. Lives have been lost over this right.”
There had been no recent threats against the paper, and security was not high, managing editor Fabrice Rousselot told CNN affiliate BFMTV.
On Friday, a gunman broke into BFMTV, threatening journalists before fleeing.
Authorities do not think the two incidents are linked.
Also Monday, a man opened fire in front of Societe Generale towers in Paris, the international bank said on Twitter.
There were no injuries, and police are investigating, the bank said.
A man told police he was carjacked in the neighborhood of La Defense. The bank’s towers are in the same neighborhood.
The man said he dropped the assailant off near the Champs-Elysee, the city’s main street, according to police.