Chicago Officials Respond to Paris Attacks

City officials responded Friday to the series of deadly attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people and left more than 350 wounded.

Chicago Police said there is no credible threat to the city as deadly explosions and shootings rocked Paris Friday night.

CPD said in a statement that the department “is actively monitoring the tragic events unfolding.”

“Currently there is no credible threat or nexus to Chicago,” CPD said. “In the interest of public safety, we remain in constant contact with our federal and international partners to evaluate and respond to any changes in intelligence.”

“Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to all those affected by this unspeakable violence,” CPD added.

Eight attackers targeted at least six locations in the French capital, authorities said. Police said they killed one of the terrorists and the others blew themselves up.

Americans were among the 352 wounded, the State Department said on Saturday. The Paris prosecutor said a 23-year-old American woman was among those killed. French President Francois Hollande vowed a "merciless" response against the perpetrators, as ISIS claimed responsibility.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the attacks "despicable" and "horrifying."

"Tonight the City of Chicago stands shoulder to shoulder with the City of Paris in the wake of today's despicable and horrifying attacks," Emanuel said in a statement. "For nearly 20 years Chicago and Paris have been sister cities, united by a free and rich exchange of culture. I speak for all Chicago when I say that we are saddened and sickened by what has taken place tonight and our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims, their families, and with all of the French people."

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