Paris shooting: Gunman was 'focus of anti-terror' probe

| Updated Apr 21, 2017 at 11:00am



The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris yesterday has been identified from papers left in his car, but French officials are yet to release his name.

One Policeman was shot dead and two others wounded in central Paris, with their suspected attacker killed by security forces.

President Francois Hollande says he is convinced the attack is "terrorist-related".

He is to chair a security cabinet meeting, as France gets ready for Sunday's Presidential poll.

Islamic State militants say one of their members carried out the attack.

Several candidates in the Presidential election have ended their campaigns early as a mark of respect for the deceased and injured.