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Marseille: police shoot at a fleeing vehicle, a young seriously injured

2021-04-15T09:47:06.083Z

The driver refused to be checked by the anti-crime brigade in the 12th arrondissement. He also forced a barrage in the 14th arr



A man in his twenties was seriously injured in the head Wednesday evening in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône).

He was the victim of police gunfire when the vehicle he was in attempted to force a roadblock.

The driver of this car, where two other people were, initially refused a check by the anti-crime brigade (BAC) in the 12th arrondissement, in the east of the city.

He then fled.

A policeman also injured

Police reinforcements then attempted to blockade another district, the 14th, in the north.

The driver still has not complied and the police fired, injuring at least one of the occupants, according to a source close to the file confirming information from the regional daily La Provence.

A police officer was also slightly injured in the impact with the vehicle which stopped a little further, allowing the arrest of the two other occupants, according to the same source.

The injured was taken to hospital in absolute urgency, said the marine firefighters.

The three occupants were a priori not known to the police.

The two who were not injured are in police custody.

The General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) is called upon to determine whether the conditions for self-defense were met regarding the use of firearms by the police.

Source: leparis

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