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

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.