June 23, 2021

Strasbourg cancels its Christmas market and shows by the shooting

Strasbourg cancels its Christmas market and shows by the shooting


The Christmas market in Strasbourg, where on Tuesday there was a shooting that caused at least two deaths and twelve injured, will close today, Wednesday, and all the shows planned in the cultural facilities of the city have been canceled.

The mayor of Strasbourg, Roland Ries, added in a statement on Twitter that the flags will fly at half mast and a book of condolences will be opened at the local mayor's office.

The councilor said that the eventual closure of schools is being analyzed.

The attack began around 8:00 pm local time (19:00 GMT). The perpetrator of the shooting, who has a history of crimes of common crime and was registered by the police within his archive of radicalized subjects, entered the perimeter of the Christmas market and after opening fire on people he fled.

The Antiterrorist Prosecutor's Office in Paris has taken up the investigation of what happened, opened by murder and attempted murder in relation to a terrorist organization, as well as by association of criminal terrorist criminals.

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