First Paris Gunmen Identified, Car Used in Attacks Found: Police
French officials have named the first shooter from the deadly attacks in Paris. He was reportedly identified by a severed finger found at the Bataclan hall. Meanwhile, police say they have found a car used in the attack.
The attacker, named as 29-year-old Ismael M., had “never been implicated in a terrorist network or plot” before, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said.
Prosecutors claim M. was among the attackers who killed at least 89 people during the Eagles of Death Metal concert in Bataclan, the bloodiest of the coordinated terror strikes on Paris late Friday.
He was also one of the two gunmen who blew themselves up while police stormed the venue, according to French officials.
The investigators reportedly identified Ismael by his severed finger they discovered at the scene.
The 29-year-old had eight convictions for petty crime, but was never imprisoned, according to the police files.