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Police officers targeted in the district of La Duchère in Lyon: the inhabitants in fear


After the exchanges of fire between traffickers and police officers, Monday, the atmosphere remains cautious in the neighborhood, continuously tense despite public efforts.

Special envoy to Lyon

La Duchère, a “

model eco-district

” ... And cursed? It is in this area north-west of Lyon that, Monday, October 25 in the evening, a shooting broke out, BAC police officers having to retaliate with fire during a surveillance operation of a deal point. If no injuries were to be deplored, "the

events which took place [...] are serious since one or more individuals deliberately shot at national police officers

", declared the prefect of the Rhône Pascal Mailhos to the press. An investigation has been opened, which will undoubtedly have to clarify beforehand the course of events that evening, still unclear. A violent incident which also points to an entire district, known to be among the most violent in Lyon with the suburbs of Vénissieux or Rillieux-la-Pape.

Read also Lyon: police officers targeted by shots during the surveillance of a deal point

This Tuesday afternoon, the Duchère appears quickly, after a few minutes by car from the city center.

After a tunnel, a hill, and the basilica of Fourvière which appears then moves away.

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Source: lefigaro

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