Venner walked into Norte-Dame Cathedral, then put a sawed-off shotgun to his mouth and pulled the trigger in front of more than 1,500 tourists.
By H. Nelson Goodson
May 22, 2013
Paris, France - On Tuesday, police confirmed that Dominique Venner, 78, a far right historian walked into the crowed Norte-Dame Cathedral and committed suicide in front of more than 1,500 people. Venner killed himself next to the main altar shortly after 4:00 p.m.
He pulled out a sawed-off shotgun, placed it his mouth and then pulled the trigger, according to police. A note was found next to him, but police hasn't released what it said.
Venner was known to oppose same-sex marriage.