Are The Paris Shooters Dead? Details Are Still Surfacing On The Tragic Events
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.
Earlier: According to multiple reports, a shooting occurred in Paris, France at Le Petit Cambodge Restaurant in the 11th arrondissement on Friday, Nov. 13. In addition, explosions occurred at a bar near Stade de France, a soccer stadium, where President François Hollande was attending a match between the French and German national teams. According to the BBC, he was evacuated. Reportedly, the death toll is at least 60 people due to the incidents. Reportedly, the incidents are connected, but the nature of them remains unknown. Whether any of the Paris shooters are dead also remains unknown.
Multiple outlets are also report that hostages were taken at Bataclan concert hall. There are reportedly 100 hostages being held by six to eight hostage takers. According to the BBC, the hostage situation began about an hour into a concert by the band Eagles of Death Metal, and is ongoing. The BBC reports that the hostage takers at Bataclan "spoke of Syria."
It has been reported that there are still shooters at large continuing their attack. According to The Telegraph, a witness claims gunmen opened fire outside of Bataclan. The witness claimed, "People were running away and screaming and sirens were going full blast. Police were trying to block some of the streets and it was total panic."