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Nantes: three episodes of gunfire, one dead and one injured in less than 48 hours


On Friday, shortly after 10:30 p.m., a man was shot and wounded in the northern districts. On Sunday, a man was killed shortly before 6:30 p.m. in Malakoff. In the meantime, a shot was fired in the Beaujoire district on Saturday around 6 p.m.

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Investigators from the Territorial Directorate of the Judicial Police (DTPJ), in Nantes, and their colleagues from the Departmental Security have their work cut out for them.

The weekend which has just passed in the City of the Dukes was marked by

"three episodes of shooting",

as mentioned by Renaud Gaudeul, the public prosecutor of Nantes, during a conference press on Monday.

During this, he delivered

“succinct elements”

on each fact, specifying that at this stage of the investigations there was

“no link between these episodes”


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In the introduction, he first clarified that there have already been

"nine episodes of shooting"

since the start of the year in Nantes, which left

"five injured and one deceased"


These are

“numbers higher than last year”

but lower

“than the number of shots, at the same time, in 2019, 2020 or 2021”


According to him, these facts do not concern a specific neighborhood but

"several neighborhoods"


Then, he returned chronologically to the last events of the weekend.

Act 1: a man injured in the buttocks

Friday evening, shortly after 10:30 p.m., a man was shot and wounded at 12 rue de Toronto, in the northern districts of Nantes.

This individual,

“a 20-year-old man born in Nantes”

, according to the public prosecutor of Nantes, is already known to the police and justice services.

"He was the subject of four convictions between 2019 and 2022

," he said.

Heard by the investigators, the victim would not be talkative.

"He doesn't say much.

He says he was targeted by three shots and the third hit him

,” said Renaud Gaudeul.

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According to the victim's account, the perpetrator

"came to meet him on foot and left on foot"


Then, he

"took refuge in an apartment"

as reported, Saturday morning, the intervention report of the departmental operational center for fire and rescue (Codis) which took care of him around 10:45 p.m. before driving her. at the University Hospital of Nantes.

“He is still hospitalized on Monday.

He suffers from a hole in the buttocks

,” said the prosecutor.

The caliber used in this case is

"not known"

at this stage.

The DTPJ is in charge of this investigation.

Act 2: gunshot on a 4x4

This is the story on which the prosecutor gave the least information.

Saturday, around 6 p.m., people would have seen a man use a firearm in the direction of a 4x4 vehicle which was traveling near a fast food establishment in the Beaujoire district.

“A video confirms the presence of an individual with a firearm.

A nine-millimeter cartridge was found on the spot

,” said Renaud Gaudeul.

The investigation was entrusted to the Departmental Security.

Act 3: a man killed in Malakoff

A man died Sunday evening, around 6:30 p.m., rue d'Angleterre in Nantes, in the Malakoff district, after being injured by a gun.


Despite the attempts at resuscitation, the victim was declared dead by the doctor Smur

", indicate the firefighters of Loire-Atlantique, mobilized to help the individual, aged 27.

The victim is of Algerian nationality.

“The individual was in an irregular situation

,” said Renaud Gaudeul.

He was known to the police and justice services.

“He was to appear on June 15 at the Aix-en-Provence court for theft from the trailer”

, he mentioned, while explaining that the man had been present in Nantes for

“several days”


He was notably arrested on February 22 in the city center for acts of


” tobacco.

For now, his

“home has not yet been identified”.

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According to a police source, the victim would have received five bullets, in the thigh, abdomen, flank and thorax.

He was known to us.

He hung out a lot in the city center

, ”adds the same source.

The author is on the run and an investigation for


has been entrusted to the judicial police.

One element is already known at the present time.

"The shooter was on foot when he fired and he left on foot

," said Renaud Gaudeul.

Source: lefigaro

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