Update 11/14: Reports at this time say at least 120 people were killed and 180 were injured (more than half are in critical condition) in the attacks.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the massacre.
Reported 11/13: At least 43 people have been confirmed dead after what is being called three terrorist attacks in Paris this evening.
Hostages were also taken and have since been released, but France is in a state of emergency and a total state of panic, according to reports.
One attack is described as a shooting at a restaurant. In another, two gunmen entered a concert hall firing AK-47s for 15 minutes. In another attack, suicide bombers set off explosives outside a major stadium in Paris, the Stade de France, leaving several dismembered bodies in the surrounding lawn.
No threat has been confirmed to the United States, however the world is listening and sending their prayers as the details of the devastating attacks unfold.
President Obama has made a public statement saying, “This is an attack not just on Paris, not just on the people of France, but an attack on all humanity and the universal values we share.”
The world is joining in with #PrayersForParis tweets that capture the heartbreak the whole world is feeling, but none so much as what the people of Paris are feeling right now.
Cannot believe what is happening right now. My heart is broken for everyone in Paris. #PrayersForParis
— Lizzie Velasquez (@littlelizziev) November 14, 2015
This is awful. I'm in my bed and I can hear the police cars and alarms. How don't I even feel safe in my own house?
— Chloé (@chloeorta) November 13, 2015
This has to stop. Everywhere#prayersforparis
— Camille Evans Jammes (@TenaciousC1201) November 14, 2015
To the oldest friends and allies the United States has ever known. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong! #PrayersForParis
— Will Friedle (@willfriedle) November 14, 2015
the worst thing is knowing there is nothing you can do to help except from hope and pray for everyone involved #PrayersforParis
— niamh (@niamhworkman) November 13, 2015
The world terrifies me sometimes. Thoughts and prayers to Paris and around the world as I struggle to understand. #PrayersforParis
— Megan Ferguson (@OUfergie) November 13, 2015