>> Strasbourg's Christmas market reopens for a bitter sweet holiday season and under heavy security. The gunman who killed several people here on Tuesday and wounded over eight dozen others, was himself gunned down by police the night before the reopening. These bullet holes mark where religious extremist Cherif Chekatt made his last stand, a mile from the market and after a two-day manhunt.
Authorities say, police were closing in on him when he was spotted on the street by a patrol vehicle. The 29 year old ducked into the doorway to evade them. When the officers confronted him, he pulled a gun and fired. The same revolver they believe he used in the market, but missed.
The police fired back, killing him. They also found a knife in his coat.>>
> French prosecutors say, the investigation is now focused on whether Chekatt had any accomplices. He had a long criminal history, is believed to have been radicalized in prison. And was a known security threat.
On the morning before his attack, police raided his home in connection to a separate homicide investigation. He was absent, but they found a small 22 caliber hunting rile and a non-lethal grenade. Several associates, including his parents and two brothers are being interrogated.