Bataclan video shows moment gunmen began firing

Attack at ‘Eagles of Death Metal’ concert was most deadly of Paris attacks that killed 129

Youtube footage of the moment shots were fired in Bataclan venue has surfaced. The American band Eagles of Death Metal were in the middle of their set at the time. Video: PixableVideos Youtube

 

Video has emerged of the moment gunmen opened fire on the Bataclan concert hall in an attack that left 89 people dead.

Posted to Instagram by Sebastien Snow, the footage shows the Eagles of Death Metal apparently reaching the end of a song as the crackle of gunfire breaks out.

The drummer is seen ducking down as a guitarist appears to duck before quickly leaving the stage, while another guitarist stays rooted to the spot.

Mr Snow’s post alongside the video reads: “The last notes before the gunfire, panic and horror”.

At least three gunmen opened fire at the venue in Paris’ 11th district as 1,500 watched the sell-out show.

The attackers held those present hostage for around three hours until armed police stormed the concert hall.

According to the Paris prosecutor’s office, two attackers blew themselves up with suicide belts as police closed in, while a third attacker was killed by security forces.

Police have identified a 29-year-old French citizen they suspect was among three attackers .

The man, Ismaël Omar Mostefaï, was a petty criminal who the intelligence services had flagged in 2010 as a potential radical. He was identified from part of a severed finger found in the Bataclan after the three gunmen had killed 89 people.

A total of 89 people were killed at the venue, making it the most deadly of the series of attacks across the French capital, killing 129 people and injuring 352 people. Victims have been identified from 15 different countries.

One British man, named as Nick Alexander who was selling merchandise at the concert, is among those who died.

Seven attackers died in the attacks: six blew themselves up with suicide vests - the first-ever suicide bombings on French soil - and one was shot dead by police. However, the discovery of a black Seat car in the Paris suburb of Montreuil on Sunday morning suggested that some of attackers may have escaped.