During the Paris attacks last Friday, gunmen broke into the Bataclan Concert Hall where the Eagles of Death Metal concert was taking place. A concertgoer was able to record a video of the incident that caused the deaths of more than 80 people.
Concertgoer Sebastien Snow posted on Instagram a video clip from the concert. Before the Eagles of Death Metal reached the end of the song, gunfires were heard on the video.
The members of the American rock band were definitely shocked upon hearing the gunfires. Both the guitarist and drummer appeared to duck down.
As reported by Independent, Snow posted the video with the caption, “The last notes before the gunfire, panic and horror.”
Watch the video here:
About 1,500 people watched the sold out concert of the Eagles of Death Metal. According to Independent, three gunmen “opened fire” at the Bataclan Concert Hall. The gunmen even held the concertgoers hostage for almost three hours before the police arrived at the venue.
Meanwhile, award-winning photographer Patrick Zachmann of Magnum Photos was in the nearby area during the attack, Time wrote. Zachmann saw the police cars and he knew that something was wrong.
“I knew something was strange. I immediately thought of a terrorist attack,” Zachmann said.
He hid behind a police car and took his iPhone to record the situation outside the venue. Zachmann said that he was able to see the sparks from the bullets as it hit the ground. He told the site that he sensed fear from the policemen around him.
“It was panic. You felt that it was not under control, that they didn’t know what was going on, from where exactly [the terrorists were] shooting,” Zachmann explained.
According to Independent, a gunman was killed by the police. The two other gunmen, who wore “suicide belts,” blew themselves up.
With 89 people dead on the scene, the site mentioned that this was the most deadly among the series of coordinated Paris attacks.