Who Is The Paris Shooter? Details On The Fatal Incident Are Coming Out — UPDATE
According to numerous reports, multiple shootings occurred in a Paris, France on Friday night, with many fatalities and still more wounded — according to reports, French police have said that at least 60 people are dead. There was also a separate incident at a bar near the Stade de France — according to the AP, French authorities have confirmed that an explosion went off close to the stadium, although it's not known at this time whether the incidents are related. Authorities are still searching for the shooter, and this post will be updated as soon as information is available. Update: French police confirmed a total of six attacks in Paris, including two suicide attacks and one bombing near the Stade de France, as well as attacks at the Bataclan concert hall and a restaurant. French news outlets reported that police launched an assault on the Bataclan concert hall, where gunmen were holding 100 hostages. According to The Guardian, eight attackers are dead, several of whom died after detonating suicide belts. Authorities have reported that the number of fatalities has reached at least 120. A motive has yet to be determined, but ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks. French President Hollande agrees it was the terror group.
According to the BBC, this is still an active situation. One of their journalists at the scene reports that the shooting is still ongoing. There have been reports of other shootings occurring around the French capitol as well, and French President Francois Hollande has reportedly been evacuated — he was in attendance at a soccer match between France and Germany at the Stade de France when the nearby explosion went off.
Early reports from French media had suggested that two people are confirmed dead in the attack, and seven more injured, but those numbers have escalated dramatically. It's also being reported by French media that there's a hostage situation in progress, with 100 people reportedly trapped inside the Bataclan concert hall in Paris' 11th arrondissement.
According to ABC News, French police sources reported at least two shootings, and at least three explosions near the stadium have struck Paris so far, in addition to the hostage situation at Bataclan. According to Vox, three different shootings have been reported throughout Paris, in relatively close proximity.