The next is a script from “The Paris Assaults” which aired on Nov. 15, 2015. Scott Pelley is the correspondent. Michael Gavshon and Keith Sharman, producers.
Two days after the Paris terror attacks, there are these developments.
CBS Information is reporting there have been eight attackers, seven of whom are lifeless. One is at massive. Paris is on edge.
French police have recovered a automotive exterior town they imagine the surviving attacker used to make his escape. It contained three AK-47 assault rifles.
Seven folks have been detained in Belgium, as a part of the investigation.
ISIS has claimed accountability for the sequence of assaults, which left not less than 129 folks lifeless. A whole bunch extra had been injured, together with practically 100 in essential situation.
Scott Pelley is in Paris for us.
On this Sunday evening, the good bells of Notre Dame paid tribute to the lifeless and to the wounded. You are about to satisfy two witnesses to the assault on Paris. One in every of them was shot as he performed lifeless contained in the live performance corridor the place many of the victims had been killed. The opposite watched harmless folks shot down by one of many terrorists. Collectively they paint an image of the day that darkness fell on the Metropolis of Gentle.
Scott Pelley: What was the very very first thing you noticed?
Mark Colclough: A gunman. Wearing black. Black boots, black trousers, tight, a black sweater of types, no collar. And standing in a really clear gun place, taking pictures place. He was holding a weapon, and had it shoulder, had it shouldered, and was taking pictures fairly intentionally and exactly.
Mark Colclough, a Danish psychotherapist, was strolling with a pal, towards the Bonne Biere café.
Scott Pelley: The place was he taking pictures?
Mark Colclough: The French have a behavior of getting chairs exterior the cafe so you possibly can sit together with your again to the window and simply watch the world go by. And other people had been doing that. And he shot three of them, similar to that. The three that had been sitting exterior, he shot in a short time.
Scott Pelley: So, as he opens fireplace on the group exterior the cafe–
Mark Colclough: Three folks. There wasn’t a crowd. He had positioned his leg so he would– he would stand in a kinda tripod type of method. Had the rifle as much as his left shoulder. And fairly intentionally shot, regarded, shot, regarded, shot, regarded, stopped.
“The French have a behavior of getting chairs exterior the cafe so you possibly can sit together with your again to the window and simply watch the world go by. And other people had been doing that. And he shot three of them, similar to that.”
Scott Pelley: What occurred to these three folks?
Mark Colclough: They fell off their chairs.
Scott Pelley: He hit all of them?
Mark Colclough: Oh yeah, they had been lifeless. Or, they fell off their chairs. We might see that. That is the very first thing I noticed. He was taking pictures that method, all the way down to his proper. Then he gyrated again, and he shot straight forward right into a automotive that was parked, that was on the crossroads subsequent to the café.
That is the scene. There’s the automotive. And these are the individuals who “fell off their chairs.” The person recording this video says to himself, “Poor folks, it could actually’t be true, it could actually’t be true.”
Scott Pelley: What occurred subsequent?
Mark Colclough: He then stepped ahead, after which he turned proper and walked into the café that the three folks had been sitting in entrance of.
Scott Pelley: It did not seem to you that he had the weapon set on automated, and he was simply sweeping the room?
Mark Colclough: No. It wasn’t random.
Scott Pelley: However he was selecting out his targets, taking pictures them one after the other? Transferring to the following goal?
Mark Colclough: He shot the three, then he shot into the automotive. Then he moved into the café. Seemed proper, panned proper along with his weapon, did not shoot. Panned left, duck-duck-duck. Pause. Duck-duck-duck. Pause.
The taking pictures stopped. The gunman fled. Mark Colclough and his pal went to see if they might assist.
Scott Pelley: While you went into the café what did you see?
Mark Colclough: Wounded. Some had been, I might see one man had been shot in his thigh. I might see one other girl had already been given an oxygen masks, and was– I might see the paramedics had put themselves on both aspect of her so I assumed she was extra critically wounded. After which in direction of the bar I might see on our left, I might see there have been three of 4 lifeless our bodies mendacity in entrance of the bar. Civilians. So, I regarded down, and I noticed large puddles of blood. Puddles. Not little droplets, however puddles.
Scott Pelley: Tables turned over?
Mark Colclough: Yeah.
Scott Pelley: Chairs flipped over? Chaos?
Mark Colclough: And the, once more, the odor of gunpowder within the room.
Half a mile away, an American band was taking part in to a packed home on the Bataclan music corridor. Francois was by the stage. He is requested us to make use of solely his first identify.
Francois: There was about 1,500 folks inside. So, folks had been standing and dancing on the floor flooring.
Scott Pelley: On the bottom flooring, there aren’t any seats? It is all open?
Francois: No seats. There’s the bar on the again and other people dancing on the entrance.
Scott Pelley: What was the very first thing you seen?
Francois: I so, I heard the– the gunshots, about 10. I look again. And I noticed this man taking pictures a rifle.
Scott Pelley: Describe him to me.
Francois: He was taking pictures shot-by-shot to verify he was concentrating on the folks. I do not know. Every little thing was methodic. Very exact and he was skilled, he was clearly skilled.
Scott Pelley: Clearly skilled?
“He was taking pictures shot-by-shot to verify he was concentrating on the folks. I do not know. Every little thing was methodic. Very exact and he was skilled, he was clearly skilled.”
Scott Pelley: Did they must cease and reload?
Francois: I noticed him reloading very, very quick.
Scott Pelley: You suppose he was skilled?
Scott Pelley: Skilled like a soldier?
Francois was hit, a grazing bullet to the again. He fell to the dance flooring and performed lifeless.
Scott Pelley: What are you seeing round you? Had been different folks wounded close by?
Francois: Sure. Sure. I noticed folks harm. The–I noticed folks laid on the bottom not transferring. They had been in all probability lifeless or a number of injured. There was– there was blood all around the floor. And– and yeah, it was a nightmare.
Scott Pelley: And while you realized there have been a number of gunmen, what did you suppose?
Francois: I simply realized that they had been right here to kill as many individuals as attainable. So I simply thought it was going to be a massacre, it was actually hell. Like, folks had been simply all pushing to the exit. It was it was actually packed of individuals making an attempt to get above one another, making an attempt to ex– making an attempt to flee.
He made a break for it via this exit. These are folks hanging from the home windows above.
Scott Pelley: As you are escaping via this door, was it troublesome to get via that?
Francois: There was– lots of people on me for about 30 seconds.
Scott Pelley: On prime of you?
Francois: Yeah, on prime of me.
Scott Pelley: Crawling over you?
Francois: Yeah. It was about two folks over me making an attempt to flee. And it was actually lengthy to get out of the constructing.
Neighbors opened their flats to the wounded. A stranger used a shirt to cease Francois’ bleeding. Later, he overheard the police assault on the terrorists.
Scott Pelley: What occurred then?
Francois Then we waited about two hours within the condo. The police got here to us ensuring everyone was OK within the constructing.
Scott Pelley: Are you able to present me the place you had been hit?
Francois: Sure. So, I used to be shot right here, at the– so, at the– on the back– just under my shoulder. And the bullet got here out right here.
Scott Pelley: That is the place the exit wound is?
Francois: Yeah. I– the exit wound– proper right here, near the backbone.
Scott Pelley: What did the docs let you know in regards to the course that the bullet took?
Francois: They instructed me I used to be extraordinarily fortunate. As a result of the bullet did not contact any muscular tissues or bones.
Scott Pelley: So fortunate to be alive?
Francois: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
Alain Bauer: Sadly, if it occurs right here it’ll replicate someplace else.
Scott Pelley: They examined the idea right here.
Alain Bauer: Yeah.
Alain Bauer is a former safety advisor to the French authorities who helped New York Metropolis arrange its counterterrorism unit after 9/11.
Scott Pelley: Is it attainable that they might get that to the USA?
Alain Bauer: I feel they are going to strive. We’re solely the second worst nation on the earth for them. U.S. are the primary.
Six areas had been hit in 33 minutes. Alain Bauer believes that the principle goal was the soccer match between France and Germany, broadcast stay throughout Europe. The French president was there. However exterior the stadium just one sufferer was killed.
Alain Bauer: They arrived too late.
Scott Pelley: They arrived too late? In spite of everything this planning, they bought there late?
Alain Bauer: It occurs.
Bauer says one terrorist did not get into the stadium with a propane tank rigged to blow up in a backpack filled with nails and bolts. That bomber blew himself up.
Alain Bauer: The primary concern was– clearly, to create a number of chaos. And it didn’t occur the way in which they wished. So we had a number of luck.
Bauer sees Paris as a turning level.
Alain Bauer: And it reveals how folks that aren’t very nicely geared up can have such a dedication, first, to kill, bullet-by-bullet, folks they by no means see, and put together to kill themselves to point out their case. This can be a large change within the degree of dedication and of violence.
Scott Pelley: Too typically, we consider this stuff in isolation. However right here, in simply the previous few weeks now, ISIS blew up the Russian jetliner in Egypt, it attacked its enemies with a bomb in Lebanon, and now, a couple of days later, this assault in Paris.
While you join the dots this isn’t over for the Western democracies.
Alain Bauer: It is only the start. ISIS stated it. It is only the start. They’re– they’re proper. It’s worthwhile to take heed to them, learn them, perceive what they are saying, the way in which they are saying it, and what they need. And so they say it on a regular basis.
Scott Pelley: You’re taking them at their phrase.
Alain Bauer: After all. Why not?
Paris was smaller right now. So many lifeless. So many wounded. It appeared everybody knew somebody misplaced to the violence. Kids, who did not perceive, had been proven find out how to pay respects by dad and mom who would by no means let go of their fingers so simply once more.
Tonight, town turned to its acquainted traditions, a consolation towards a future abruptly unsure.