At least 77 civilians have been reported dead according to French officials. As the people of Nice, France celebrated one if their most sacred holidays, an act of terror turned a night of cheer into life threatening fear.
A truck loaded with firearms and grenades drove through a crowd as they celebrated what is similar to July 4 in America. The ambush came out of nowhere and people had to quickly run for cover.
The gunman was shot and killed by French authorities.
President Obama wrote a statement,
“On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded. I have directed my team to be in touch with French officials, and we have offered any assistance that they may need to investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice. We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack.”