Paris shooting: France puts Paris on highest alert status after shooting

Firefighters carry an injured man on a stretcher in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Jan 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving at least 10 people dead. -- PHOTO: AFP
Firefighters carry an injured man on a stretcher in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Jan 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving at least 10 people dead. -- PHOTO: AFP
French President Francois Hollande (centre) arrives after a shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper, on Jan 7, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
French President Francois Hollande (centre) arrives after a shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper, on Jan 7, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
General view of police and rescue vehicles at the scene after a shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper, on Jan 7, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
General view of police and rescue vehicles at the scene after a shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper, on Jan 7, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Firefighters carry an injured man on a stretcher in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Jan 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving at least 10 people dead. -- PHOTO: AFP
Firefighters carry an injured man on a stretcher in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Jan 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving at least 10 people dead. -- PHOTO: AFP
A victim is evacuated on a stretcher on Jan 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, leaving at least 11 people dead. France raised its alert status for Paris to the highest level
A victim is evacuated on a stretcher on Jan 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, leaving at least 11 people dead. France raised its alert status for Paris to the highest level after gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing at least 11. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP, REUTERS) - France raised its alert status for Paris to the highest level after gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing at least 11.

The national security alert system was set to "attack alert" following the killings in central Paris, officials said.

British Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the "sickening" attack.

"The murders in Paris are sickening. We stand with the French people in the fight against terror and defending the freedom of the press," he said in a message on Twitter.