Five young adults were placed in police custody for murder and attempted murder in an organized gang after a fatal shooting on Saturday evening in a working-class district of Bordeaux, the prosecution announced Monday, January 4. They are suspected of having participated in an automatic weapon shootout that left one dead, a 16-year-old teenager, and four injured, including three teenagers, some still hospitalized. The suspects, aged 18 to 21, were taken into custody between Sunday evening, 10 p.m., and Monday morning, 6 a.m., said a statement from the prosecution.
At around 10:50 p.m. on Saturday, a group of young people who were in a small plot in the heart of Aubiers, a city of approximately 3,500 inhabitants north of Bordeaux, was the target of bursts of automatic weapon fire from a vehicle. passing at their height. After the area was secured by the police, firefighters rescued a seriously injured 16-year-old who died shortly after at Bordeaux University Hospital. Three teenagers aged 13 to 16 and a 35-year-old man, also injured, managed to escape by entering a building.
The adolescents were hospitalized at the CHU, one of them suffering from a bullet under the heart, but whose life would not be in danger, another hit in the biceps and scapula, a third in the knee. The 35-year-old man with a calf injury later presented to a clinic.
The investigation “progresses hour by hour”
The city of Aubiers had already been the scene of repeated incidents on New Year’s Eve: bus and tram stops had been destroyed, a post office set on fire and fireworks and projectiles fired at police officers in intervention. The neighborhood is also associated with sporadic rivalries with young people from two other cities in the north of the city, a hypothesis that could explain the shooting on Saturday evening, according to a source familiar with the matter.
According to the press release Monday, the investigation entrusted to the judicial police “Progresses from hour to hour”, many witnesses appearing. Of “Technical forensic examinations are still in progress and the results of the autopsy of the young victim will not be known until tomorrow (Tuesday)”. The prosecution also reports the “#Dissemination on social networks of a lot of unverified information” and reminds “That it is essential that this investigation can continue under the best conditions”. A selfie of five young people accused of being responsible for the shooting is circulating in particular on social networks.
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