Policeman and suspected gunman shot dead in Paris gun battle
One policeman has been shot dead and two others wounded in central Paris, French police say, with their suspected attacker killed by security forces.
The Champs Elysees, where the shooting occurred, was sealed off. A lone gunman opened fire before being killed as he fled the scene, police say.
It happened as presidential candidates made their last pitches in a TV appearance before Sunday's election.
An anti-terrorist investigation has been launched.
"On the face of it, the officers were deliberately targeted," interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said....more at linkhttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39662315