Absolutely devastating. According to a new report, Corrine Rey, a cartoonist for Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, France allowed two armed masked gunmen into the publications office building on Jan. 7, after they threatened her and her young daughter.
So scary. Charlie Hebdo magazine located in Paris, France was attacked on Jan. 6, by masked gunmen who murdered 12 of the publications employees. Corrine Rey — a cartoonist who works for the magazine under the name of Coco — revealed that she returned to the building after picking up her daughter from daycare and entered the code for the gunmen to go into the building after they, “brutally threatened us.”
Paris Shooting Attack — Gunmen Threaten Toddler
“I had gone to pick up my daughter at day care, arriving in front of the magazine building, where two masked and armed men brutally threatened us.” Corrine told Daily Mail. After being threatened, ”They said they wanted to go up to the offices, so I tapped in the code,” she revealed.
Corrine and her young daughter both survived the attack and hid under a desk during the attack where they saw two other cartoonist be brutally murdered.
“They shot Wolinski and Cabu,” she revealed. ‘It lasted five minutes. I had taken refuge under a desk.” Corrine also said that the men, “spoke French perfectly” and ‘claimed they were “Al Qaeda terrorists.”
A french journalist who arrived at the scene several minutes after the attack told the site, “It was difficult to enter but these people, the suspects were heavily armed, and shot the police so yeah, there was security but it was useless.”
Witnesses reportedly said the suspected Al Qaeda killers were heard to shout “the Prophet has been avenged” and “Allahu akbar!” – “God is greatest”
The site reports that according to Charlie Hebdo’s lawyer, four cartoonists were killed by the masked gunmen: Charb, Cabu, Wolinski and Tignous, as well as the magazine’s Editor in Chief and two Parisian police officers.
Charlie Hebdo Shooting — Leaves 12 Dead
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, President Barack Obama made an announcement on Jan. 7, where he shows his support for the publication during this difficult time and addresses the terrible actions by the gunmen.
strongly condemn the horrific shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris that has reportedly killed 12 people.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrorist attack and the people of France at this difficult time.
France is America’s oldest ally, and has stood shoulder to shoulder with the United States in the fight against terrorists who threaten our shared security and the world. Time and again, the French people have stood up for the universal values that generations of our people have defended.
France, and the great city of Paris where this outrageous attack took place, offer the world a timeless example that will endure well beyond the hateful vision of these killers.
We are in touch with French officials and I have directed my Administration to provide any assistance needed to help bring these terrorists to justice.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their loved ones during this extremely difficult time.
— Caitlin Beck