- Video report by ITV News Europe Correspondent James Mates
The aftershocks of the shooting central Paris reverberated around France as the country prepares to go to the polls in just two days.
Candidates declared campaigning at an end for the upcoming presidential election after the attack on Thursday night.
But National Front candidate Marine Le Pen sought to make political capital of the shooting in a country on high alert after numerous terrorist attacks.
She laid the blame on the government's weakness in the face of Islamic extremists, earning a strict rebuke from Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
First-round voting is set to begin on Sunday morning - and no opinion polls showing what impact, if any, the shooting had will be published before then.
Prosecutors describe French national with a long history of violence and criminal offences but few obvious signs of radicalisation.
A police officer has been killed and two others wounded in a shooting in the centre of Paris - here's what we know so far.