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Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris: Photos and video

It took just minutes for masked gunmen to kill 12 people at the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Video and images of the attack emerged online almost as quickly as police and emergency officials raced to the scene.

Footage spread online of gunmen attacking satirical newspaper, emergency crews rushing to help victims

Witnesses describe what they saw and heard 2:04

It took just minutes for masked gunmen to kill 12 people at the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Video and images of the attack emerged online almost as quickly as police and emergency officials responded.

Journalist Martin Boudot captured some of the attack as he huddled on a rooftop above the scene.

His footage shows two masked gunmen fleeing the scene shouting "We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad! Charlie Hebdo is dead!"

The images illustrate the terror and frantic aftermath witesses like Corinne Rey describe. Rey, a cartoonist known as "Coco," told the newspaper L'Humanité the gunman threatened her before storming the building:

"I had gone to pick up my daughter at the daycare. When I arrived at the door of the newspaper building, two masked, armed men threatened us. They wanted to go inside, upstairs. I put in the [door] code. They shot at [cartoonists] Wolinski, Cabu...It lasted five minutes...I hid under a desk. They spoke perfect French. They claimed to belong to Al-Qaeda."

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