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French police officer shot in Paris amid high tension over deadly newspaper attack

  • A police officer gestures by a damaged car after a shooting in Montrouge, outside Paris, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Two people were shot and gravely wounded at the southern edge of Paris, including a police officer, raising tensions a day after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper and killed 12 people. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    A police officer gestures by a damaged car after a shooting in Montrouge, outside Paris, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Two people were shot and gravely wounded at the southern edge of Paris, including a police officer, raising tensions a day after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper and killed 12 people. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer works by a damaged car after a shooting in Montrouge, outside Paris, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Two people were shot and gravely wounded at the southern edge of Paris, including a police officer, raising tensions a day after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper and killed 12 people. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    A police officer works by a damaged car after a shooting in Montrouge, outside Paris, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Two people were shot and gravely wounded at the southern edge of Paris, including a police officer, raising tensions a day after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper and killed 12 people. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer guards the scene after a shooting in Montrouge, outside Paris, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Two people were shot and gravely wounded at the southern edge of Paris, including a police officer, raising tensions a day after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper and killed 12 people. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    A police officer guards the scene after a shooting in Montrouge, outside Paris, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Two people were shot and gravely wounded at the southern edge of Paris, including a police officer, raising tensions a day after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper and killed 12 people. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)  (The Associated Press)

Paris police say an officer has been shot on the city's southern edge.

The shooting of the officer comes a day after masked gunmen killed 12 people — including two police — in an assault on a satirical newspaper. France's top security official left an emergency government meeting to travel to the scene of Thursday's shooting, which comes amid high tensions.

Paris police and a French security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing, said it was too early to draw any connection between the shootings.