The French marines stationed at the Laperrine military barracks wanted to give the public a realistic example of a hostage rescue operation. One soldier, however, used life rounds and shot 16 people including children. The incident is under investigation, but officials have stated that it may have been an accident.
The investigators are holding the soldier for a possible crime if indeed the shooting was intentional. The soldier was with the 3rd marine infantry parachute regiment.
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