Dutch design student shot in Paris ran through a “hail of gunfire”
The Dutch student who was injured when terrorists attacked a terrace in Paris on Friday, ran through a "hail of gunfire" to reach safety. He only realized that he had a bullet in his back some time later, not feeling the pain while running for his life.
Eyewitnesses told the tale to Limburg media, 1Limburg reports. The 20 year old design student from Geleen had surgery in a hospital in Paris on Saturday. He is still in the hospital in a stable condition. Doctors will assess whether he will need a second surgery on Tuesday.
The TU Delft student was eating with two American friends at the La Belle Equipe bistro on Friday night. A black Seat pulled up just after 9:30 p.m. Two men carrying Kalashnikovs got out and opened fire. Restaurant guests dove under tables or just flat on the floor in blind panic. Bullets were flying around, with occasional silences in between as the terrorists reloaded.
The Dutch student and his two friends got separated in the confusion. He ran through a hail of gunfire into a nearby supermarket. Only later did he realize that he'd been hit.
Nineteen people were killed in barely three minutes of shooting. Another nine were injured in the bloodbath.
Two other Dutch people described their experiences during the attacks at the Stade de France stadium and the Eagles of Death Metal concert on Monday.
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