He is understood to have fired six shots at a group of police officers who were jogging down the street, hitting one in the shoulder, leaving him in a life-threatening condition.
The attacker then stormed the Super U store in a suspected terror attack and killed a store worker who is understood to be a butcher. He released seven hostages, leaving just him and another cop inside.
“A butcher in the U-Supermarket has been shot dead,” according an unnamed source in the town.
The man entered the shop screaming “Allahu Akbar (God is greatest), I’ll kill you all”, Mayor Eric Menassi told LCI TV.