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Tragedy strikes in Paris tonight as violence broke out, leaving many people dead. According to The New York Times, over one hundred people were killed at Le Batacian, a club in the 11th arrondissement. The shootings occurred while a California rock band named Eagles of Death Metal were performing. At the moment, it is reported that three of the attackers have been killed. Thankfully, none of the members were harmed during the incident. Drummer Julian Dori’s brother Michael revealed details to Atlanta’s Channel 2 Action News:
He said they were playing, about six songs into the show, they heard, before they saw anything, they heard automatic machine gunfire. It was so loud, it was louder than the band, and they hit the stage floor. As they got up to try to evacuate they saw men with machine guns just shooting anything and everything in the venue. Fifteen hundred people, Julian said, was about the capacity of the venue. I don’t know if it was seated or standing but Julian, the lead singer and some of the crew, there was a door back of the stage that led to a street and they flew out the back door.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the city and all those affected by this tragic incident. Stay updated here.