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Roubaix: a man known for acts of banditry killed by bullets

2021-07-27T20:01:26.394Z

A man known for acts of banditry was discovered shot dead Monday evening in a park in Roubaix (North) and an investigation opened for ...



A man known for acts of banditry was discovered shot dead Monday evening in a park in Roubaix (North) and an investigation opened for "

homicide

", 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 "

partially undressed

".

"When

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.

Source: lefigaro

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