Over 100 killed in coordinated attack during Eagles of Death Metal show in Paris

Over 100 killed in coordinated attack during Eagles of Death Metal show in Paris

As a wave of attacks hit a busy Paris nightlife district this evening, one of the biggest centers of destruction was at an Eagles of Death Metal concert at the nightclub Le Bataclan. The Guardian is reporting that at least 150 people died throughout the coordinated attacks in the French capital, with 120 dead within the concert hall. The perpetrators, who are as-yet unidentified, entered the packed venue and began shooting. There have also been reports of explosives being used against the crowd.

Eagles of Death Metal posted an update on their Facebook page:

We are still currently trying to determine the safety and whereabouts of all our band and crew. Our thoughts are with all of the people involved in this tragic situation.

According to The Guardian, the attackers “blew themselves up with suicide belts as police closed in, killing four.” All the attackers are believed to be dead, but “authorities are hunting for any possible accomplices.” A state of emergency has been declared.

In the US, mourners are leaving flowers outside French embassies in major cities. Our hearts go out to the French people tonight.

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