Irish man in serious condition in Paris hospital after attack

Man who was at Eagles of Death Metal show during assault has surgery for gunshot wounds

American rock group Eagles of Death Metal perform on stage on November 13th, 2015 at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris,  moments before  men armed with assault rifles stormed the venue and killed scores. An Irish man was injured during the assault. Photograph: Marion Ruszniewski/AFP/Getty Images

American rock group Eagles of Death Metal perform on stage on November 13th, 2015 at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, moments before men armed with assault rifles stormed the venue and killed scores. An Irish man was injured during the assault. Photograph: Marion Ruszniewski/AFP/Getty Images

 

An Irish man is in a serious but stable condition in hospital in Paris after undergoing surgery for gunshot wounds he suffered during the attack on the Eagles of Death Metal concert on Friday night.

The Irish citizen was injured at the Bataclan, in the 11th arrondissement, when three attackers opened fire on a crowd of 1,500, killing 89 people.

An Irish official confirmed the man, who was visiting Paris this weekend, was in a serious but stable condition after surgery.

Consular assistance is being provided to his family.

One of the attackers was shot dead by police while the other two killed themselves using explosive vests when police commandos raided the venue.

The attack at the Bataclan was one of six virtually simultaneous incidents that killed 129 people and injured 352 in Paris on Friday night.