The shots erupt, the target flees, his child is hit and here is the shooter who escapes at 25 km / h on an electric scooter.
Nothing was right in the attempted execution of which was victim this Monday in Pantin (Seine-Saint-Denis) Yassine Cheambi, a figure of organized crime.
The thug's 10-year-old daughter suffered serious back injuries.
She was hospitalized in Robert-Debré but her life would not be in danger.
In the aftermath of this attack, the investigators of the criminal brigade succeeded in reconstructing the unprecedented modus operandi employed by the author of this assassination attempt.
The latter was still on the run this Wednesday afternoon.
It is not yet 1 p.m. when Yassine Cheambi, 45, comes out of an underground car park located on rue Rouget-de-l'Isle, in a residential area in the city center.
“Yass la banane” - from the name of the district in the twentieth arrondissement of Paris where he raged for years with his team - is driving his gray Mercedes.
His daughter is by his side.
"I was there in the street when it happened," said a witness.
The shooter, who had to wait for his target, was dressed in dark.
He fired four times at the Mercedes.
Four bullet holes on the target's car
On CCTV footage, it appears that the shots were fired towards the rear of the vehicle.
The driver seems to swerve to the left of the road, barely slows down, and accelerates again to flee.
Yassine Cheambi immediately drives his daughter to the Robert-Debré emergency room.
According to our information, four bullet holes were noted by investigators on the Mercedes.
A fifth was also found on the boot of a parked Berlingo.
“Its driver runs a pizzeria in the neighborhood, a witness told us this Tuesday.
At the time, he did not even realize that his car was hit by a bullet.
A total of ten cartridges were recovered by the police.
In this kind of settling of scores, an accomplice most often waits for the shooter on the handlebars of a motorcycle or a large-displacement scooter.
But this is not the case.
The perpetrator sprinted down the street and stopped in front of a car parked on the side.
We believe he will rush into it.
Not at all.
He retraces his steps, climbs onto the sidewalk and gets on his scooter.
"It is to believe that he no longer knew where he had left her", does not return a source close to the investigation.
We finally see him spinning at a reasonable pace on the roadway.
The police arrive very quickly on the spot.
"In less than five minutes," said the witness.
A patrol had just passed.
The weapon was found around 4:15 pm rue des Pommiers, under a parked vehicle.
Right next to the vehicle that was used for the leak: the electric scooter.
“There must have been a relay car waiting for the gunman,” supposes a policeman.
A mess of scores
Given the profile of Yassine Cheambi, investigators will obviously explore the track of settling scores.
An enemy is perfect.
"Undoubtedly the new episode of fifteen years of vendetta with the Benbouabdellah brothers that he saw again last year in court for a history of assassination," says a magistrate.
"Yass the banana" had been accused of having killed Zoheir, the eldest of the siblings.
He had been sentenced to 25 years in prison before being acquitted on appeal.
He had nevertheless been sentenced to 8 years in prison for criminal conspiracy.
A sentence he continued to serve in day parole.
Yassine Cheambi's sister was shot dead in her car in 2016 near rue Rouget-de-l'Isle.
The DNA of Hanine Benbouabdellah, nicknamed "Poub", had been found.
He has just been indicted for murder.
The two men were childhood friends in the Banane district.
“They were on the same team,” says an elder from the city.
They did a lot of hits together before getting angry.
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"Me, I rather heard about a story of a girl," says this inhabitant of La Banane.
Still, the two thugs today devote themselves to bloodthirsty hatred.
Is it in this context that the attempted execution took place on Monday?
"It's very likely," said a police officer.
But in this environment, we make a lot of enemies.
Slate is often very long.
Nothing should be overlooked.