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The News Minute | January 9, 2014 | 6.55 pm IST

Paris: The perpetrator of Thursday's Montrouge shooting is suspected of having taken five hostages at Porte de Vincennes in southern Paris, after firing gunshots around 3 p.m. Friday, media reported.

According to the report, the hostages were taken in a kosher supermarket at Porte de Vincennes, 20th Arrondissement, south Paris. At least one person is injured, Xinhua news agency reported citing BFMTV.

On Thursday morning, a 20-year-old policewoman was killed in a shooting in Montrouge. A gunman wearing a bulletproof vest opened fire on her and a civilian who was responding to a traffic accident.

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Women and children are among the five hostages taken by the shooter, the report said.

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