Another knife fight between young people.
This Tuesday evening, Place Molitor in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, around 6.30pm in front of the Carrefour store, about twenty young people clashed.
According to the first elements of the investigation which begins, the fight would have opposed members of a band of the 15th arrondissement, armed with knife, hammer and iron bar and who wanted to do battle with young sportsmen in training in the district.
The police intervened to put an end to the fight.
Shortly after, firefighters came to the aid of four injured people, two of them stabbed, who were taken to hospital in serious condition.
"Futile stories of looks and occupation of space"
“It is not a clash between gangs as we can see in certain sensitive neighborhoods.
It is a fight which broke out between these young people and these sportsmen for futile stories of glances and occupation of space ”, specifies a source close to the affair.
Investigators from the police station of the 16th arrondissement of Paris are responsible for carrying out the investigations.
A person was reportedly arrested.
3 dead and 280 wounded: the terrible toll of the war of the gangs in Paris in 2020
Already in mid-January, the very violent assault on Yuriy, a then 14-year-old teenager in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, and the national turmoil it aroused drew attention to the rivalries between gangs, which can quickly degenerate for trivial reasons.
The Paris police headquarters recorded 83 clashes between gangs in 2020, against 89 in 2019, 99 in 2018, 112 in 2017 and 159 in 2016.