police officer and an attacker have been killed in a shooting in Paris
News reaching us now has it that a police officer and an attacker was killed in Paris while another police officer was seriously injured.
It has not been confirmed if the unidentified man was the attacker or a bystander.
The Champs-Elysées, which is one of the famous streets in the world is now empty as people have been warned to avoid the area for the time being.
French police tweeted, "Police intervention underway in the area of the #ChampsElysees avoid the sector and follow the instructions of the police forces."
CNN's Paris bureau is witnessing a large police operation in the area.
The shooting comes three days before French general elections and Paris was already in a state of heightened alert.