Hunt for 2 suspects in French shooting that killed 12; 1 surrenders to police

January 8, 2015 5:00 AM

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PARIS – Police hunted Thursday for two heavily armed men, one with possible links to al-Qaida, in the methodical killing of 12 people at a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammed, as France began a day of national mourning for what its president called "an act of exceptional barbarism."

One of the suspects, Cherif Kouachi, had already served time on terrorism charges and had a history of funneling jihadi fighters to Iraq.

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