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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Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment this afternoon. The New York Police Department is investigating with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine exact cause of death, but some headlines are citing a drug overdose. The actor has struggled with substance abuse in the past, but remained clean for over 20 years — until 2013 when he entered rehab for a heroin addiction and prescription pills. An accomplished theater veteran, Hoffman was a frequent collaborator of director Paul Thomas Anderson’s, appearing in five of his films, including Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and most recently, The Master. The celebrated actor leaves behind three children and his wife, costume designer Mimi O’Donnell.