So scary! This is the most chilling video yet to come out of the Paris terrorist attacks on Nov. 13. The security camera of a cafe sprayed by bullets captured the entire event as it unfolded, as patrons dive behind counters and tables while those outside run for their lives.
This video is truly terrifying! A series of closed circuit TV cameras shows customers and staff at Paris cafe ducking for cover while a terrorist gunman opens fire on the establishment from outside. A hail of bullets shatters the glass and the chaos begins, with everyone seizing on their best survival instincts to avoid being hit. One merciful thing happens when the gunman’s assault rifle appears to malfunction, saving the life of a woman he was about to shoot at point-blank range, as well as the patrons who were hiding inside the cafe.
In a video obtained by the Daily Mail, the glass windows of the cafe shatter under a hail of bullets. An injured woman then runs through the front door holding her left wrist and takes cover behind the bar, while man coming in behind her immediately throws himself to the ground. A female bartender who also ducked behind the bar takes comfort over the injured woman. It’s warmth among complete chaos!
Another patron is seen against the wall opposite the camera, taking cover behind an overturned table and narrowly escapes with her life as the gunman is seen entering the front door of the cafe right next to her, but he stops to shoot a woman at point blank range just outside the door when his weapon apparently jammed or ran out of bullets. Unable to shoot anymore, he is picked up by the ISIS gunmen team in a black Seat getaway car as they head off to another target.
The terrified woman gets up from the ground and runs away. If his gun hadn’t failed, it was clear he was going to head inside the cafe to start shooting more victims inside. The carnage could have been so much worse! The entire attack from the time he started shooting until he runs off lasted only 50 terrifying seconds. Miraculously, only two patrons suffered minor bullet wounds and no one was killed.
The Daily Mail reports that the gunman responsible cafe attack is believed to be Belgian born Salah Abdeslam, 26, who was stopped at the French border and later released. He remains at large. 129 were killed and hundreds injured in the Nov. 13 coordinated attacks at locations throughout central Paris.
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— Beth Shilliday