Michael Dorio, brother of Eagles of Death Metal‘s touring drummer Julian Dorio, called in to CNN on Friday night to relay the information his brother told him regarding the terrorist shooting at the band’s Le Bataclan concert that claimed 118 lives on Nov. 13.
“He called and told me everything was okay and that he had been performing and heard the gunshots. The whole band heard the gunshots and went backstage and exited as fast as they could.
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“He said they did see gunmen but didn’t stick around. They saw first, heard second and immediately bolted backward to the backstage area,” Dorio told CNN.
After heading backstage, the band immediately left Le Bataclan. They later provided an update on their Facebook page: “We are still currently trying to determine the safety and whereabouts of all our band and crew. Our thoughts are with all of the people involved in this tragic situation.”
After police raided Le Bataclan, at least 118 people were killed at the 1500-capacity venue, which was full at the time of the incident. According to L.A. Times, two members of the band’s crew are still unaccounted for.