Police continue search for suspect in deadly French Christmas market shooting

The shooter has been identified as Cherif Chekatt, 29, and police have arrested four people in connection with him and the attack

By PoliceOne Staff

STRASBOURG, France — A massive manhunt continued Wednesday for the suspect in Tuesday’s shooting at a French Christmas market that left two people dead, a third brain dead, and 12 people wounded, Associated Press reported.

French prosecutors are treating Tuesday’s attack as an act of terrorism. The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt, has a criminal record of non-terrorist offenses including several prison sentences in France, Germany and Switzerland with 27 convictions. It’s believed he was radicalized in prison.

Police have arrested four people close to the suspect and in connection with the attack.

The market remained closed Wednesday along with several schools canceling class for the day.

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