Assailant opens fire at Paris newspaper, one person seriously injured

Policemen arrive to investigate at the entrance of the headquarters of French daily newspaper Liberation, on Nov 18, 2013, in Paris, after a gunman opened fire in the hall of the building, injuring one person said to be a photographer. -- PHOTO: AFP
Policemen arrive to investigate at the entrance of the headquarters of French daily newspaper Liberation, on Nov 18, 2013, in Paris, after a gunman opened fire in the hall of the building, injuring one person said to be a photographer. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (REUTERS) - An assailant opened fire at the central Paris office of left-wing daily newspaper Liberation on Monday, injuring seriously one person before fleeing, a police official said.

The injured person was hit in the thorax, the official said, adding that the motive of the attack was unclear.

"He walked in, fired twice and left," said editorial manager Fabrice Rousselot.