'Murder' Article: Prosecutors launch investigation after shooting near Paris Hospital

Paris:  The prosecutor's office of Paris launched an investigation under articles related to a murder and an attempted murder over a shooting incident near a hospital that killed one person and injured another.

A man and a woman sustained gunshot wounds near a hospital in the 16th arrondissement of the French capital. The shooter managed to run away, law enforcement agents are currently trying to establish his whereabouts. A police source later told Sputnik that the injured man died.

"The Paris prosecutor's office has launched an investigation under the articles ‘murder’ and ‘attempted murder’. A criminal brigade was tasked with the investigation," the prosecutor's office told as per media reports.

Earlier in the day, an attacker fired several shots in front of the Henry Dunant hospital in the 16th district of Paris. A man in his 30s died from his wounds and the other victim, who works as a security guard at the hospital, was seriously injured. The shooter, who fled on a motorcycle, is still on the run, according to reports.

Addressing the media, the district Mayor, Francis Szpiner, said that the hospital did not seem to be the target.

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