Strasbourg Gunman Killed 2 in France



Members of the French police special forces RAID conduct searches on a bank of the river Rhine in Strasbourg, on December 12, 2018, in order to find the gunman who opened fire near a Christmas market the night before, in Strasbourg, eastern France. – Hundreds of security forces were deployed in the hunt for a lone gunman who killed at least two people and wounded a dozen others at the famed Christmas market in Strasbourg, with the French government raising the security alert level and reinforcing border controls. (Photo by Frederick FLORIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Seth Andregg

On Tuesday, a gunman who opened fire near a Christmas market in Strasbourg and killed 2 people. He shouted the Arabic phrase “Allahu Akbar,” meaning “God is greater,” at the time of the shooting French prosecutors said. As of right now, international police is on a manhunt for this shooter. (CNN)

As the international police is underway for finding the gunman. The suspect is identified as a 29-year-old Cherif C. He killed three people at the Christmas market and left one on life support with no chance of recovery, said Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz. (CNN)
Police had previously said three people were killed and 13 injured in the attack Tuesday. The gunman who remains on the run has a very bad criminal background that includes 27 convictions in France, Germany, and Switzerland, said Heitz. (CNN) The convictions were mainly for robbery and violence acts.
More than 700 security force members have been mobilized to find the suspect. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told France’s National Assembly. The man was already known to security services as a possible threat, police said. (CNN)
“I think it’s sad that we are still dealing with these issues, there has been change and we are heading in the right direction but it needs to happen sooner and quicker. They need to be more efficient and take this into pre-caution.” said student Will Adams.
The father, mother and two brothers of the suspect are in custody and being questioned by police.
“Throughout this journey, he repeatedly opened fire with a handgun and used a knife which he both used to seriously injure and kill,” said Heitz, speaking in Strasbourg. (CNN)
Hopefully they find this gunman and get him into custody. This worldwide problem needs to end or the governments cycle of not taking action will continue. It happens almost everyday and governments do not take enough action.