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"It has become the Duchere": the stupor of the inhabitants of Ecully, near Lyon, after a deadly shooting


REPORT - The shooting death of a man on Tuesday in the Sources district sheds harsh light on the degradation of daily life in these towers where traffic from the neighboring city of La Duchère, known for its settling of scores, has been exported serial.

Le Figaro Lyon

He was not a bad guy,

assures the young man with the fluffy chin.

He wasn't in there


However, it is in the hands of the brother of this teenager, still groggy, that the thirty-year-old succumbed to death by bullets on Tuesday in Écully, in what looks like a settling of accounts against a backdrop of drug trafficking. .

The Lyon prosecutor's office has also opened an investigation for murder in an organized gang.

I heard the gunshots and saw hooded men running away

,” recounts Nabil, who lives on the second floor of tower 32 with his parents.

The latter recounts the recent nocturnal altercations in this district of Sources which he has known since his birth at the Clinique de laSauveur, located a few meters below, on the border of Lyon and its district of La Duchère.

The daily life of these few towers with a rather quiet reputation has deteriorated in recent years, according to several inhabitants.

This regular of rehabilitation programs, such as that of 180 apartments launched by the social landlord Alliade aux Sources, thus underlines

“the sadness and amazement”

of the residents of a district where

“it is much easier to work than elsewhere”


Sale of cannabis


I don't have the impression of living in a sensitive neighborhood"

, abounds Cathy, in her fifties surrounded by the slew of children she keeps and walks in a park which she considers "

very pleasant

"... A few not however from the hall where the casings fell Tuesday, at the time of the exit of the classes.

The difficulties would actually focus on the lobby of a few towers on the plateau, where the sale of cannabis has intensified, according to local residents.

There have always been people who helped you out,

says this forty-year-old, lighting his joint again.

But they want to make numbers now


The lure of gain then?

The chin of the teenager whose brother saw the victim's last breath freezes at this question, while his eyes move in the direction of the towers.

“It has become the Duchere”,

slice for him Saliha, 55, in reference to these neighboring bars, well known in Lyon.

They have been the scene of bloody shootings in recent months, with some very young victims.

We felt it coming for a few years”

, breathes Nathalie Serre, deputy in this 8th district of the Rhône.

Read alsoIn Lyon, the exasperation of the inhabitants of the Duchère after the death of two teenagers in a shooting

An intrusive neighbor

Like the inhabitants, the elected official points to recent relocations, from the Duchère in particular, and the importation of certain difficulties.

The dealers have opened an antenna at Les Sources

”, believes Fabienne, who tells how she had to call the police to dislodge squatters from her building.

Nabil says he alerted the mayor, Saliha too.

In front of the social center where she is very invested, the latter asks for more means to supervise the young people but especially more police presence.

It is also the wish of Nathalie Serre, that of a

“daily presence”


If the inhabitants point to the political leaders sometimes, the elected official ensures that the mayor has asked for classification in a priority district of the city, like the Duchere.

And to underline the impossibility for the town hall to install surveillance cameras on buildings and a tenement belonging to the social landlord.

Behind the anger and the tears, the inhabitants are still discussing in the cold of this January morning, around the social center located in front of tower 32 and where the deputy went this morning.

It is from there - in these streets "

where there is still a link

", assures Cathy - that those like Saliha who refuse to move will try to build a response, despite the cuts in subsidies.

Emilia preferred to leave after 35 years and two children brought up at Les Sources.

If she still comes to work cleaning the common areas of the avenue below, she now lives on the other side, in Limonest.

Nabil would not be against it, but the file of his parents, who arrived in 1974, is still not a priority.

Source: lefigaro

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