Paris Shooting: Two Brothers on the Run


A huge manhunt is underway in France for two suspected gunmen in the terror attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

French police have released images of brothers Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi, both in their early 30s, who are suspected of taking part in the attack that killed 12 people. They are believed to be linked to a Yemeni terror network.

Sky News reports that the youngest of the suspects in the shooting, Hamyd Mourad, handed himself in to police. He has been named as the brother-in-law of the other two suspects.

Last night, police raided an apartment in the city of Reims as they searched for the gunmen. Police now say seven people were detained overnight in connection with the shooting.

Thousands of officers have reportedly been deployed to search for the men who stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo yesterday and called victims by name before shooting them. They carried Kalashnikov rifles and a rocket-propelled grenade.

The editor of the magazine, who went by the pen name Charb, was killed in the attack.

Two police officers were also among the dead, including a Muslim, Ahmed Merabet.

Today has been declared a day of national mourning in France, with a minute of silence planned for noon local time. President Hollande said in a televised address: “We have to respond according to the crime, first of all by finding the authors of this infamy and we have to ensure that they are arrested, judged… and punished very severely.”