Paris Police Say 12 Dead After Shooting at Charlie Hebdo


Originally posted on TIME:

Twelve people were confirmed dead after a shooting at the office of a French satirical weekly in Paris, police said on Wednesday.

A police spokesman told reporters the dead included ten journalists and two police officers, adding that five people were seriously injured. Earlier, Luc Poignard, a police union official, said two attackers escaped in two vehicles after opening fire at Charlie Hebdo. Witnesses said the gunmen headed to the Porte de Pantin, one of the exits of the city center, with the police in pursuit.

The magazine was attacked with petrol bombs in 2011, a day after saying that the Prophet Muhammed would be its “editor-in-chief” for its next issue.

“About a half an hour ago two black-hooded men entered the building with Kalashnikovs (guns),” Benoit Bringer told France Info radio. “A few minutes later we heard lots of shots,”

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