By  on November 18, 2013

PARIS — Paris police visited retailers on the Champs Elysées today and warned store managers to be cautious after a gunman staged several attacks in Paris, Edouard Lefebvre, general deputy for the Comité Champs Elysées, told WWD.

A manhunt is under way in the French capital after the gunman attacked the offices of the newspaper Liberation and opened fire outside the Société Générale bank earlier today.

A photographer was seriously injured at Liberation. According to reports, the perpetrator hijacked a car and forced the driver to take him to the Champs Elysées, one of the most popular shopping streets in the French capital.

Police are looking for the same man who broke into the Paris offices of the 24-hour news channel BFMTV on Friday.

Police have been stationed outside several media offices in Paris. Liberation said images of the suspect on its video cameras correspond with those of the attacker at BFMTV.

People have been encouraged to stay indoors and a police helicopter has been patrolling from the skies.

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