Photos Of The Paris Shooting Are Devastating & The City Is Grappling For Answers
On Friday, Paris was rocked by multiple attacks, including a shooting that left multiple people dead in a café in the city. At least one other shooting in the city's 10th and 11th arrondissements has been reported. French media also reported that there was at least one explosion nearby, possibly up to three, although these reports are yet to be confirmed. It's impossible to say what exactly is happening in Paris right now, but initial death tolls at the Parisian restaurant where the shooting take place suggest that at least a dozen people are dead, with more injured or in critical condition. Photos of the Paris shooting, which took place on a quiet, calm Friday evening in November, are nothing short of devastating.
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. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks; President Hollande agrees it was the terror group.
Earlier: As details about the situation continue to emerge — including up to 100 possible hostages in a Paris concert hall — many people have been taking photos of the area around the shooting and sharing them to social media. They show shattered windows, police and emergency workers in bright jackets, and shocked onlookers. People have gathered in the streets, and emergency workers are fleeing to the various scenes that appear to have been attacked.