Vocabulary: warehouse (n), hostage (n), to fire (a gun) (v), injured (adj)


The two brothers who killed the French Charlie Hebdo journalists on Wednesday have been found and killed by police. They were found in a warehouse 35km north of Paris. They had taken one hostage and came out of the warehouse firing their guns at the police. One police officer was injured. The hostage was not harmed.

At the same time another gunman took hostages in a Jewish supermarket in the east of Paris. Four hostages were killed, four injured and fifteen escaped. This gunman was also shot dead by police and two police officers were injured in the incident. This gunman is believed to be a friend of the brothers.

The French president, Francois Hollande, has called these events “a tragedy for the nation”.