Strasbourg's Christmas market reopens for a bittersweet holiday season, and under heavy security.
The gunman who killed several people here on Tuesday (December 11) and wounded over a dozen others was himself gunned down by police the night before the reopening.
These bullet holes mark where religious extremist Cherif Chekatt made his last stand, a mile from the market and after a two day manhunt.
Authorities say police were closing in on him when he was spotted on the street by a patrol vehicle.
The 29-year-old ducked into the doorway to evade them.
When the officers confronted him he pulled a gun and fired -- the same revolver they believe he used in the market -- but missed.
The police fired back, killing him.
They also found a knife in his coat.
French prosecutors say the investigation is now focused on whether Chekatt had any accomplices.
He had a long criminal history, is believed to have been radicalized in prison, and was a known security threat.
On the morning before his attack police raided his home in connection to a separate homicide investigation.
He was was absent but they found a small .22 caliber hunting rifle and a non-lethal grenade.
Several associates, including his parents and two brothers, are also in custody.