A witness has described the moment a gunman emerged from a car firing at police before the attacker was shot.

The witness, identified as Chelloug, said: There was a police van and the guy came in an Audi A80, an old grey Audi.

He parked just behind the van and he got out with a Kalashnikov and I heard six gunshots.

I thought they were firecrackers, because we all looked around the road and there was no one.

In fact, he was hidden behind the van and shooting at the police.

I think he hit a policeman. As soon as the policeman opened the door of the van, he fell, I think.

As soon as we saw that, we all ran back inside (a building). We hid and I went up to the first floor and we saw them (the policeman) shoot him (the perpetrator).

The witness added: It was one of the policeman who fell. And the one policeman who was injured I think.

I was two metres away from the van. If it hadn’t have been for the van, he’d have killed me I think.

It was a terrorist.

He came out with a Kalashnikov and started shooting, but he could’ve shot us on the pavement and killed more people with a spray of shots – but he targeted the policemen and fortunately there were the policemen who killed him.

(c) Sky News 2017: Paris attack witness: Gunman came out of car shooting at cop