Social media users got a chilling look Wednesday morning at a group of armed gunmen who attacked the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdoin Paris.
— Elise Barthet (@EliseBarthet) January 7, 2015
In the hours following the attack, which killed 12 people including two police officers, people with access to photos and videos from the scene—journalists and bystanders both—took to Facebook and Twitter to post images.
Many news sources reported about a graphic video of a shooting on the street posted to Facebook, which was no longer available as of about 8 a.m. Eastern time. Quite a few tweets of images from the scene were still available, however:
Ils ont tiré à deux reprises les balles ont traversé la porte et la fenêtre pic.twitter.com/Jhgi4MBlnp
— yve cresson (@yvecresson) January 7, 2015