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The Latest: Shot police officers out of danger

  • The Arc de Triomphe is pictured on the Champs Elysees boulevard in Paris, early Friday, April 21, 2017. Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard is reopen and picking up its usual early morning routine Friday after a gunman opened fire on police, killing one officer and wounding three people before police shot and killed him.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    The Arc de Triomphe is pictured on the Champs Elysees boulevard in Paris, early Friday, April 21, 2017. Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard is reopen and picking up its usual early morning routine Friday after a gunman opened fire on police, killing one officer and wounding three people before police shot and killed him.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

  • The car belonging to an attacker is towed away from the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, after a fatal shooting in which a police officer was killed along with the attacker, Friday, April 21, 2017. An attacker with an automatic weapon opened fire on police on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees Thursday night, killing one officer and seriously wounding two others before police shot and killed him. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    The car belonging to an attacker is towed away from the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, after a fatal shooting in which a police officer was killed along with the attacker, Friday, April 21, 2017. An attacker with an automatic weapon opened fire on police on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees Thursday night, killing one officer and seriously wounding two others before police shot and killed him. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo provided by the AP on the condition that its source not be revealed, shows Karim Cheurfi. A gunman opened fire on police on Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard Thursday night, April 20, 2017.  Police have searched a home in a suburb east of Paris believed linked to the attack on police on the Champs-Elysees. A police document obtained by The Associated Press identifies the address searched in the town of Chelles as the family home of Karim Cheurfi, a 39-year-old with a police record. (AP Photo)

    This photo provided by the AP on the condition that its source not be revealed, shows Karim Cheurfi. A gunman opened fire on police on Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard Thursday night, April 20, 2017. Police have searched a home in a suburb east of Paris believed linked to the attack on police on the Champs-Elysees. A police document obtained by The Associated Press identifies the address searched in the town of Chelles as the family home of Karim Cheurfi, a 39-year-old with a police record. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on the shootings of police officers in Paris (all times local):

8:55 a.m.

French officials say the two police officers injured on the Champs-Elysees by a gunman who killed one of their colleagues are both out of danger.

Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said one of the injured officers was more gravely hurt than the other but both are doing better.

National police spokesman Jerome Bonet, also speaking on BFM television, said "there were thousands of people" on the iconic boulevard in Paris when the gunman opened fire and that the rapid response of officers who shot and killed him avoided a possible "carnage."

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8 a.m.

France began picking itself up Friday from another shooting claimed by the Islamic State group, with President Francois Hollande calling together the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend.

One of the key questions was if, and how, the attack that killed one police officer and wounded three other people might impact voting intentions. The risk for the main candidates was that misjudging the public mood, making an ill-perceived gesture or comment, could damage their chances. With polling just two days away, and campaigning banned from Friday at midnight, they would have no time to recover before polls open on Sunday. Candidates canceled or rescheduled final campaign events ahead of Sunday's first-round vote in the two-stage election.