Video Emerges of Exact Moment Terrorists Started Shooting Crowd in Paris Concert
Footage has emerged of a shooting inside the Bataclan concert hall, part of the series of terrorist attacks across Paris on Friday night that left at least 128 people dead.
The footage was taken by a man identified as Sebastien Snow, who uploaded the video to his Instagram account. It shows the exact moment gunshots rang out during the Eagles of Death Metal show. Here’s the footage (WARNING: content may be upsetting for some people):
“The final notes before the gunshots, panic and horror,” he wrote.
“I was filming the concert and suddenly there were gunshots. I don’t even know if I cut the video there or if it happened on its own,” Sebastien later told BuzzFeed. “I was with a friend in the pit, on the left, not far from one of the exits.”
He added: “At first, when we heard the first shots, I didn’t realize. When you know the Eagles of Death Metal, you tell yourself it’s just some trouble makers who threw firecrackers.”
In the video, one of the band guitarists is seen running off the stage, and drummer Julian Dorio ducks down behind his drum kit.
“And then, I turned around and I saw a guy with an assault rifle sniping at the crowd,” he said.
He said people were thrown to the ground by a stampede.
“It was horrible, people were walking on top of each other. I tried to help a woman get up, but I was pushed and couldn’t do it. My friend and I got out after about two minutes,” he said.
“I posted this video because it was a testimony of that moment. I’m not looking for celebrity: the less exposed, the better I am,” he added.
Pierre Janaszak, a radio broadcaster who was at the concert, told the Daily Mail: “They didn’t stop firing. There was blood everywhere, corpses everywhere. Everyone was trying to flee.”
He added: “I clearly heard them say ‘It’s the fault of Hollande, it’s the fault of your president, he should not have intervened in Syria.'”