Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old from France and Tunisia, has been identified as the driver of a truck that ran over, shot and killed more than 80 people during a Bastille Day celebration in Nice, France. Although he was known to French police for being a petty criminal with a violent background, Mohamed was not on any terrorist watch lists.
Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are once again with the people of France.
Local media reported the carnage only came to a halt after Bouhlel had been shot by police after having alighted from the cabin of the truck. At the time the man had proceeded firing a volley of gunshots into revelers, after plowing more than a mile through a throng of more than a 1000, leaving a carnage in his wake. His purported shooting death came after entering a nearby restaurant [source].
As for Mohamed, French police say that he was born in Tunisia but spent much of his life living in France. He was known to have lived in the Abbatoirs area of Nice. There are a few photos of Mohamed being passed around social media, none of which are confirmed.
Update–9:08 AM: Photos of Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel have been released.
— Prensa Libre (@prensa_libre) July 15, 2016
It is believed that Mohamed is married with three children.
Here’s a photo of the entryway door for Mohamed.
— ITV News (@itvnews) July 15, 2016
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