Macron aware of Strasbourg shooting, dispatches interior minister

Police secure a street and the surrounding area after a shooting in Strasbourg, France, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron is being kept informed of unfolding events in Strasbourg, where at least one person was killed in a shooting near its Christmas market, his office said on Tuesday.

Macron, who cut a meeting short after being informed of the situation, is sending his interior minister, Christophe Castaner in the eastern French city, the official at the Elysee palace added.

Reporting by Michel Rose; editing by Richard Lough

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