An assailant opened fire at the
central Paris office of left-wing daily newspaper Liberation on
Monday, seriously injuring one person before fleeing, a police
official and staff at the newspaper said.
The injured person was hit in the thorax, the official said,
adding that the motive of the attacker, who was armed with a
hunting rifle, was unclear.
"He walked in, fired twice and left," Liberation's editorial
manager, Fabrice Rousselot
, told news television channel BFM TV.
Deputy editor-in-chief Fabrice Tassel
said separately in a
tweet that the young male victim, who was rushed to hospital,
was fighting for his life.
The mid-morning incident came days after an intruder entered
the offices of the BFM TV channel, threatening journalists
before disappearing. Rousselot said it was not clear whether the
two incidents were linked.