Thursday 30 March 2017

Paris Terror Attacks: Irishman in a serious condition after he was shot at Bataclan venue

French people living in Thailand hold candles for the victims of Friday's attacks at the Alliance Francaise in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. French police are hunting for possible accomplices of assailants who terrorized Paris concert-goers, cafe diners and soccer fans in the countrys deadliest peacetime attacks. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
French people living in Thailand hold candles for the victims of Friday's attacks at the Alliance Francaise in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. French police are hunting for possible accomplices of assailants who terrorized Paris concert-goers, cafe diners and soccer fans in the countrys deadliest peacetime attacks. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
A woman attends a vigil in Trafalgar Square in London, following the terror attacks which killed at least 127 people in Paris last night . PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 14, 2015. See PA story POLICE Paris. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire
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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.



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.

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 13: Policemen patrol the streets during gunfire near the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital with early casualty reports indicating at least 60 dead. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 13: Policemen patrol the streets during gunfire near the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital with early casualty reports indicating at least 60 dead. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 13: Policemen patrol the streets during gunfire near the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital with early casualty reports indicating at least 60 dead. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 13: Policemen patrol the streets during gunfire near the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital with early casualty reports indicating at least 60 dead. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
Emergency services attend the scene as victims lay on the pavement outside a Paris restaurant. Photo: AP

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.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - NOVEMBER 14: Members of the French community living in South Korea light candles at a vigil outside the French embassy on November 14, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. At least 128 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - NOVEMBER 14: Members of the French community living in South Korea light candles at a vigil outside the French embassy on November 14, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. At least 128 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
A man listens to speakers at a vigil in Trafalgar Square in London, following the terror attacks which killed at least 127 people in Paris last night . PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 14, 2015. See PA story POLICE Paris. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

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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