A man known for acts of banditry was discovered shot dead Monday evening in a park in Roubaix (North) and an investigation opened for "
", we learned from corroborating sources.
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At around 8:00 p.m., the police discovered the 53-year-old man dead, hit by several projectiles from a firearm, according to a source close to the investigation.
Originally from the North but who had lived in Isère for several years, he had a criminal record in the North for banditry, said the same source.
From a police source, "
10 9mm cartridge cases
" were found on the spot.
The park where the body was discovered is known to be a place of homosexual encounters but the track of homophobic crime is "
not the favored track, far from it
", underlined the source close to the investigation, noting that these crimes were generally committed "
with the means at hand
", not by firearm.
The firefighters had also reported to AFP to have "
intervened for a man wounded by bullets at the level of the Barbieux park in Roubaix
", discovered "
the emergency services arrived, the victim was declared dead by the doctor Smur,
" they said.
An investigation was opened for homicide and entrusted to the judicial police.
An autopsy of the body is to take place.