Survivors of a terror attack on a concert hall in the center of Paris that is believed to have killed more than 100 people have described how black-clad ISIS gunmen fired calmly and methodically into a crowd of hundreds who had gathered to watch a rock-and-roll show.
Le Bataclan, one of the most popular music venues in the French capital, was playing host to the Eagles of Death Metal, a Southern California-based garage rock band. The band plays its music loud, but not loud enough to drown out the sound of automatic weapons being fired by the attackers.
Pierre Janaszak, a Parisian radio host, told the Telegraph that he initially thought the loud bangs were part of the performance.
“But we quickly understood,” he told Britain’s Daily Telegraph. “They were just firing into the crowd.”
“It was carnage,” Marc Coupris, who attended the show with his mother, told the Guardian. “There was blood everywhere, there were bodies everywhere. I was at the far side of the hall when shooting began. There seemed to be at least two gunmen. They shot from the balcony.