On Wednesday, January 7th, two gunmen attacked a French satirical magazine publisher company, Charlie Hebdo. According to news articles everywhere, there have been 12 people shot dead at the Paris office. This includes four of the magazine’s cartoonists, its editors, as well as two police officers. Plus, 11 wounded and 4 that are seriously injured.
Two masked attackers opened fire with assault rifles in the office and even exchanged shots with police in the street outside before escaping. They later abandoned the car in Rue do Meaux, Northern Paris, where they hijacked a second car. Police officers are currently looking for these criminals, placing Paris on its highest alert.
This satirical weekly, along with its editors, have received death threats and attacks in the past with its irreverent take on news and current affairs. They are well known for its anti-religious, nonconformist, and irrelevant jokes, reports, cartoons, and polemics.
President Francois Hollande described this as a “terrorist attack of the most extreme barbarity”.