Paris Terror Attacks: Irishman in a serious condition after he was shot at Bataclan venue
An Irishman is in a serious condition tonight after he was shot during the terror attacks in Paris last night.
RTE's European Editor Tony Connelly has tweeted that the Irishman was visiting the French capital over the weekend and was at the Bataclan venue when two men, armed with weapons and explosives, entered the venue.
Irish embassy in Paris confirms a man has undergone surgery for gunshot wounds sustained at the Bataclan veune during last night's attack.— Tony Connelly (@tconnellyRTE) November 14, 2015
The Irish Embassy said the man, who was visiting Paris for the weekend, was in a serious but stable condition after surgery #ParisAttacks— Tony Connelly (@tconnellyRTE) November 14, 2015
To confirm: Irish embassy says Irish man has undergone surgery for gunshot wounds sustained @ Bataclan, in a "serious but stable conditions"— Tony Connelly (@tconnellyRTE) November 14, 2015
Citing the Irish Embassy in Paris, the RTE journalist reported the man received a number of gunshot wounds.
He has since undergone surgery for his injuries and is in a serious but stable condition this evening.
It's belived some 87 people died at the Bataclan venue last night.
The two gunmen are believed to have shot people in the venue and threw explosives into the crowd.
The pair are believed to have blown themselves up as French specialist forces stormed the building.
The death toll for the Paris terror attacks now stands at 129 people, with another 352 people injured. It's understood out of those injured, 99 people are in a critical condition.
The Bataclan aside, there were three other attacks in Paris last night.
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