A 20-year-old young man was killed by gun during the night of Sunday to Monday in an underprivileged district of Nîmes (Gard), we learned from concordant sources.
The public prosecutor of Nîmes, Eric Maurel, confirmed a "homicide by firearm" without specifically mentioning the hypothesis of a settlement of accounts. He entrusted the investigation to the judicial police.
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The intervention of the firefighters at around 11.50 p.m. in the Chemin Bas district of Avignon did not allow the young man to come back to life, originally from the neighborhood and shot dead in the street. According to France 3, an autopsy will be performed to determine the number of deadly bullets.
Neighborhoods plagued by drug trafficking
Several poor neighborhoods of Nîmes, notably Pissevin and chemin bas d'Avignon, gangrened by drug trafficking, have been the scene in recent years of an escalation of violence, in particular automatic gunfire which sometimes injured people. .
On Sunday morning, residents of the Avignon low road had alerted the police to hooded men carrying automatic weapons, who had come from outside the neighborhood and who had wandered for about an hour, according to witnesses and sources close to the file. .
It is not known at this stage if this incident is related to the homicide that occurred in the evening in the same neighborhood.