A policeman stands guard near the Boulevard des Filles-du-Calvaire after an attack November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital with early casualty reports indicating at least 60 dead. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
Photo: Thierry Chesnot
Photo: Thierry Chesnot

Paris attack survivor: ‘We were all on the ground … holding hands'

Reports are changing constantly, but as many as 120 to 150 people died in a series of deadly attacks across the city in at least six different places, including a stadium, a restaurant and a concert hall.

Action News Jax spoke on the phone with a woman who survived one of the attacks. She's a friend of a Jacksonville family, but requested her name not be used.

She was with three friends celebrating a birthday outside on the patio of a bar at about 9:30 p.m. in Paris.  They were just getting ready to leave when terror hit.

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"We were all on the ground together holding hands," she said.

"It happened for what felt like forever, maybe 90 seconds or something. And the gunmen reloaded. They started again, another minute or 90 seconds," she said.

She says the gunmen were in a car and they drove up and opened fire.

One of her friends was shot in her lower body, but said she will survive. She said there were about 25 people on the patio, and many of them did not survive. 

She said it was pure luck they were sitting farthest from the street.

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