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Paris gunman: Police issue new picture of suspect

CNBC with Reuters

Paris police have issued a new picture of the suspect wanted in connection with a shooting which left one person critically injured, as a manhunt for the gunman continues.

The image, taken from video surveillance footage and released Tuesday, shows a man wearing a red coat, beige hat and over-the-shoulder bag.

A gunman opened fire at the offices of left-wing newspaper Liberation on Monday, seriously injuring a photographer's assistant who remains in a critical condition in hospital, Reuters reported.

(Read more: Gunman on loose in Paris after shootings)

The suspect then fired shots at the suburban headquarters of French bank Societe Generale, and hijacked a car to take him to the Champs-Elysees avenue.

Police said there was no indication of the motive of the suspect, who is still on the run. Some 100 police officers had been deployed as part of the manhunt Tuesday, according to Reuters.

Police have received more than 400 calls from the public relating to the incident by Tuesday morning, the office of French prosecutor Francois Molins told CNBC, following the release of three images of the suspect on Monday.

In a press conference Monday, Molins described the suspect as being between 35 and 45 years old and 170-180 cm in height. He added that ammunition found at the scene was similar to that found at an incident on Friday 15 November, when an armed intruder entered the offices of the BFMTV channel, threatening journalists before disappearing.

BFMTV on Monday released images of the suspect from their video surveillance cameras.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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