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Photo via Twitter/Paris
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People seeking and offering shelter quickly mobilized on Twitter using the hashtag #PorteOuverte, or #OpenDoor, today after the tragic shootings and the violence unfolded in Paris.

Facebook is also offering a “safety check” that people can use to report their whereabouts:

If you’re in or near Paris, let your family and friends know you’re safe with Facebook’s safety check:

Posted by The Daily Dot on Friday, November 13, 2015

As of now, per France 24’s live newsfeed, 40 people are confirmed dead, with 60 more injured. UPDATE: AFP is live-tweeting updates, and now reports that at least 100 people are dead from the concert venue where hostages were being held at gunpoint. The concert venue, near the soccer stadium and a popular neighborhood for nightlife were the three main areas of attack.

President Obama offered a quick briefing from the White House about an hour ago, you can catch up on here:

The area is quite popular for going out, especially on a Friday night. Forbes tech contributing writer Seth Porges was in Paris for the international Airbnb Open this week and offered these tweets:

France is now under a national state of emergency and all borders are closed. It is the first mass shooting since the Charlie Hebdo attacks last January.

As of now, there are well over 5.7 million tweets about “Paris” since the attacks began.

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