One person has been shot dead and another injured in front of a hospital in Paris, according to reports.

The gunman is said to have fled on a scooter, with nothing known so far about the motive for the attack.

A local source said the injured person is now being treated at the Henry Dunant hospital in front of which they had been shot.

BFM television reported that the person killed is a man and the person injured is a woman who was working as a security guard.

The hospital, in the upscale 16th arrondissement, is also a coronavirus vaccination centre.

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Hospital, Paris
The hospital, in the upscale 16th arrondissement, is also a coronavirus vaccination centre

The shooting happened earlier this afternoon.

A police probe has been opened.

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