Christmas Market Shooting – level 3

18-12-2018 07:00

Last Tuesday, there was a shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg in north-eastern France. Four people died and another 13 were injured.

The French police named 29-year-old Charif Chekatt as the suspected shooter who disappeared after his rampage and is still on the run.

A massive manhunt is underway on the man who has a known police record for crimes including armed robbery. French intelligence had also monitored him as a suspected religious radical.

Difficult words: suspected (thought to be a criminal, but the police are not 100% sure), disappear (run away or hide so that people cannot find you), rampage (a violent act), radical (someone who has extreme views).

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