The assault began at around 20:00 native time (19:00 GMT), with reference to Strasbourg’s Christmas market, which draws lots of tourists at this time of year.
A lone gunman opened fireplace in three other parts of town centre, killing 3 people and sending crowds of night consumers fleeing for safety.
Between 20:20 and 21:00, he exchanged hearth two times with members of the security forces patrolling the town and was wounded, stated Interior Minister Christophe Castaner.
A Number Of spaces neighbouring the Christmas marketplace were sealed off on Tuesday night time and citizens had been told to stay indoors.
Many other people took safe haven in native restaurants, bars and shops.