> A manhunt is underway in France after a deadly shooting at a Christmas market on Tuesday evening. Police have named the suspected gunman as French-born Cherif Chekatt, who was known to intelligence services as a potential security risk. The attack begun in the French city of Strasbourg at around 8PM local time.
Police say the gunman exchanged shots with security forces twice as he escaped. Several people have been killed and a dozen others injured. The European Parliament, which is based in Strasbourg, was put on lockdown. There's been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, and the motive hasn't been confirmed.
French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said more than 300 security agents are still trying to track down the shooter, and that France was raising its security threat level and strengthening border controls. Europe has been dealing with a wave of attacks in recent years, and this latest incident comes near the anniversary of the 2016 Christmas Market attack in Germany's capital.