Horrific news from Paris today.
Mr. Castaing, the police spokesman, said that the three armed men, wearing masks, had forced their way into the offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and had fired indiscriminately at people in the lobby, hitting many. He said that they were carrying AK-47 weapons, and that the attack had lasted several minutes before the attackers fled by car.
Four of France?s best-known satirical cartoonists, including the magazine’s editor, were among the dead. A further 12 people were injured, some gravely, in what is the worst terrorist incident in France for 40 years.
I’ll watch for more information regarding those cartoonists. Cartoonists Rights Network International reports the four cartoonists were Charb, Cabu, Wolinski and Tignous.
Below is an alleged screenshot from a video that caught the attack.