German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed condolences to France following the Paris shooting that led to the death of a police officer, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert has announced.



“Chancellor Merkel expresses condolences to [French President] Francois Hollande after attack on police officers in Paris: My sympathy goes out to the victims + their families,” Seibert wrote on Twitter.


On Thursday night, a shooting was carried out at the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in the French capital, leading to the death of one police officer. Two other police officers and a woman, who was passing by, were injured, according to Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins.




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