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Corsica: a restaurateur shot dead in Propriano


Several shots were heard late Sunday evening, before the gendarmerie found the victim's lifeless body. Investigators favor homicide, an autopsy is underway.

A restaurateur was shot dead Sunday evening around 10:30 p.m. in his establishment in Propriano (Corse-du-Sud), we learned from the prosecution and from a source familiar with the matter.

The Propriano gendarmerie was "

notified by a witness of shots fired in (this) snack bar located in the city center, opposite the town hall

", said in a press release the public prosecutor of Ajaccio, Nicolas Septe.

The gendarmes found "

the lifeless body of Mr. Alexandre Faggiani, slumped on a table, his head bleeding

", added the prosecutor.


The criminal identification technicians noted the trace of several shots

," said the magistrate.

"Death is not accidental"

The prosecution opened "

an investigation in flagrante of the head of the assassination

", entrusted in co-referral to the research brigade of the gendarmerie of Sartène and to the research section of Ajaccio.


At this stage, no lead is privileged

", however indicated the prosecutor, specifying that an "

autopsy will be scheduled very soon



The death is absolutely not accidental or of his doing

," a source familiar with the matter told AFP, assuring that it was a homicide.

A second source also ruled out the possibility of suicide.

Source: lefigaro

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