French police shot dead Strasbourg shooting suspect Cherif Chekkat on Thursday, local media reported.

Chekkat, 29, was killed during a police operation on Lazaret Street, according to reports.

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner is expected to make a statement.

On Tuesday, a gunman opened fire at a Christmas market in Place Kleber square before leaving the scene.

Police said security forces raided the suspect’s house but failed to find him.