Video Shows Woman Escape Point-Blank Shooting by Gunman in Paris Attacks
Extraordinary footage of an Isis gunman rampaging in a Paris street has emerged in which it appears one woman’s life is saved when the killer’s machine gun jams as he tries to shoot her.
The video – CCTV footage obtained by the Daily Mail – shows the scene inside a restaurant in the seconds running up to and including the attack.
A man throws himself through the open door behind her, diving onto the ground with his hands protecting his head. He then runs upstairs.
The gunman, his automatic weapon clearly visible in his hands, then comes to the door of the cafe. The weapon has the distinctive curved magazine of a Kalashnikov.
Just on the inside of the door, obscured from the gunman’s view, a customer is crouched against a wall.
But the gunman does not enter, instead he turns to his right, where two women are crouched on the ground, apparently under a table.
They are obscured from the camera’s vision, but the gunman can be seen pointing the barrel of the weapon toward where the closest woman’s head is, and, it appears, attempting to pull the trigger several times.
The gun does not fire.
The gunman, apparently in reaction to something behind him, then turns his head and runs back towards a car in the road. Seconds after he leaves, the woman closest to him stands and looks around before running down the street.
The second woman follows her.
The entire attack lasts less than a minute, and at least 30 bulllets were fired into the cafe. No one is killed.
It is believed this cafe was attacked in the middle of a rampage by three men driving around the 10th and 11th arrondissements of Paris, targeting patrons in bars, restaurants, and cafes.
The three men are believed to be Abdeslam, his brother Ibrahim, who later blew himself up on boulevard Voltaire, and a third gunman, whose participation in the attacks was unknown until street CCTV footage was examined.
The car is reportedly a Black Seat, hired in Salah Abdeslam’s name, and later found abandoned in Montreuil.
The men are believed responsible for the deaths of at least 36 people: 12 at Le Carillon and Le Petit Cambodge restaurants, 19 at La Belle Equippe, and five at La Casa Nostra.