FORCENE Night of anguish in Bessières, north-west of Toulouse, where an ex-soldier first shot his neighbor in the head . The suspect, who holed up at home all night, was arrested in the early morning

Haute-Garonne: A man shoots his neighbor in the head and takes refuge in his home

A gendarme from the GIGN. Drawing. — ROMUALD MEIGNEUX/SIPA

A resident of Bessières, in Haute-Garonne, was hospitalized in a desperate state after being shot in the head. The tragedy occurred around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening and the suspect is a neighbor of the victim, « a former soldier » elderly of 49 years confided; a judicial source àgrave; La Dépˆche du Midi. After the events, the man withdrew. him. The siege of his home by a large deployment of gendarmes required the closure of the center of the village, located to about thirty kilometers northwest of Toulouse

The outcome did not occur until around 7 a.m. on Thursday morning with the arrest « smoothly » madman by the GIGN, indicates Cédric Maurel, the mayor of Bessières, in a Facebook post. The edile, which indicates that traffic has returned to normal. normal and that the schools are open, has set up a psychological unit to come to the aid of the shocked inhabitants.