Stray bullet killed man in his own apartment near Bataclan

Body of restaurant worker (52) found later in the weekend as police identify final victims

Flowers  outside the Bataclan theatre in Paris.   Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

Flowers outside the Bataclan theatre in Paris. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

 

A restaurant worker was killed when a stray bullet flew through the window of his apartment near the Bataclan theatre and struck him in the back, it has emerged, as the final victims of the Paris attacks were named.

Stephane Hache (52) was taking cover in his apartment when three terrorists stormed the Bataclan next door, killing 89 concert-goers and injuring scores more.

As the siege unfolded, a bullet ricocheted through the open window of Hache’s small studio apartment, killing him on the spot after striking him in the back.

His body was not discovered until later that weekend, a police source told French TV station BFMTV.

Officers visited Hache’s apartment after his family raised concerns that they had not heard from him, heightened by the knowledge that he lived next to the Bataclan.

Hache was named yesterday as French authorities said they had identified all of the 129 victims of the terror attacks.

Authorities said about 100 families had been to see and identify the bodies of their loved ones killed in the attack. Some 350 people were injured in the atrocity, many critically, and some are still recovering in hospital. – (Guardian service)