going above and beyond
- Jun 18, 2004
- retired computer geek
A policeman carries a baby to safety after masked gunmen stormed an upmarket mall and sprayed gunfire on shoppers
A casual Saturday morning at the mall turned into a siege of terror for unsuspecting shoppers in Nairobi, Kenya.
Attackers dressed in black and wearing facemasks and vests loaded with grenades sprayed the unsuspecting crowds with bullets from AK-47s.
"They just came in and threw a grenade. We were running and they opened fire. They were shouting and firing,"
said Jay Patel who was on an upper floor of the mall when the shooting began.
The Red Cross says at least 30 people are dead and 50 more are injured. The attackers held several dozen people hostage.