Chilling video shows Paris attacker trying to shoot woman, gun doesn't fire

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  • Dramatic surveillance video shows gunman aim at customer, but gun doesn't fire
  • Video shows restaurant staff comforting injured victims

(CNN)It's a moment of horror almost too chilling to watch.

As three teams of terrorists fanned out across Paris November 13, eventually killing 129 people, surveillance video from one cafe -- obtained by the Daily Mail -- shows shocked patrons scattering and trying to hide under tables and chairs as bullets spray through the windows.
    A woman takes refuge by the door of the restaurant.
    Within seconds, a man (shown circled in red) holding what appears to be an AK-47 machine gun approaches the woman and pulls the trigger inches from her head.
    But the gun does not fire.
    He then lifts his weapon, and walks away.
    The extraordinarily lucky diner leaps up and makes a run for it, followed closely by another customer crouching nearby.
    The footage, shot from three different angles, also shows a woman running inside the restaurant clutching her wrist and ducking behind the counter where she is comforted by a waitress.
    Staff who had fled into a downstairs area later emerge and herd customers to safety in the basement.
    Remarkably, no one was reported killed during this particular attack. The name and exact location of the restaurant has not been named for security reasons.