Three police officers have been shot dead and one wounded in central France, the police officers were responding to a call over domestic violence on Wednesday’s in the central region of Puy-de-Dome when they were shot by a 48-year-old man.
Police approached the house shortly after midnight and were hit by gunfire as they attempted to rescue a woman, local media reported. The man initially shot and killed one officer and wounded another. Two other officers were then shot dead, according to the Clermont-Ferrand prosecutor’s office.
The woman, who was the reported victim of domestic violence, sought refuge on the roof of the house and was rescued safely by police. Reuters news agency, quoting French interior ministry, said an operation was underway to find the suspect behind the attack.
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