Donald Trump has responded to the Paris shooting and said "it looks like another terrorist attack".
French law enforcement have not confirmed that the shooting along the busy thoroughfare of the Champs Elysees is part of a terrorist act. The French interior ministry said it was too early to judge the reason behind the attack, and Police Secretary Yvan Assioma told reporters there were "no theories" about whether this was an act of terror.
ISIS’s news agency AMAQ, however, reports that the group has claimed responsibility for the attack. They are asserting the attacker was a Belgian man named Abu Yusuf.
Mr Trump made his comments on the attack at a White House press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. He used the opportunity to send his condolences to France and lament the state of terrorism around the world.
“It never ends,” Mr Trump said at the press conference in the White House. “We have to be strong, and we have to be vigilant, and I’ve been saying it for a long time.”
Later in the press conference, Mr Trump said maintaining the strength of Europe was “very, very important” to the US, and to him personally.