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Tuesday 24 of November 2020

Gathering in Strasbourg remembers victims of market attack


People once against in the streets as Strasbourg's Christmas market reopens under the protection of police, in Strasbourg, France, Saturday Dec. 15, 2018. French police shot and killed the man who they believed attacked Strasbourg's Christmas market on Tuesday killing four people.  (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias),People once against in the streets as Strasbourg's Christmas market reopens under the protection of police, in Strasbourg, France, Saturday Dec. 15, 2018. French police shot and killed the man who they believed attacked Strasbourg's Christmas market on Tuesday killing four people.  (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
People once against in the streets as Strasbourg's Christmas market reopens under the protection of police, in Strasbourg, France, Saturday Dec. 15, 2018. French police shot and killed the man who they believed attacked Strasbourg's Christmas market on Tuesday killing four people. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias),People once against in the streets as Strasbourg's Christmas market reopens under the protection of police, in Strasbourg, France, Saturday Dec. 15, 2018. French police shot and killed the man who they believed attacked Strasbourg's Christmas market on Tuesday killing four people. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

PARIS (AP) — A memorial is being held at a square in the eastern French city of Strasbourg to remember the four people who were shot dead and the dozen who were wounded by a gunman several days ago.

The gathering Sunday morning was in Kleber Square by the city’s famed Christmas market, near where the gunman opened fire Tuesday evening.

French authorities launched a massive manhunt after the attack that ended Thursday night when the main suspect, Strasbourg-born Cherif Chekatt, 29, was killed in a shootout with police in the city neighborhood where he grew up.

French authorities are still investigating the Strasbourg Christmas market attack. Chekatt’s parents and his two brothers, who had been held by police for questioning for several days, were released on Saturday.

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This story corrects the Strasbourg wounded to a dozen.