At the same time when the Head of State was making his trip to Montpellier on Monday on the subject of security, a man was shot and wounded in a district of the city.
A person claiming to be the author of the shootings having seriously wounded a thirtysomething by gunshot was taken into custody, a police source said on Tuesday.
The man spontaneously presented himself to the central police station in Montpellier on Tuesday morning, according to the daily Midi-Libre which reveals the information, adding that he too would have been shot in the altercation.
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Monday, while the President of the Republic and the Minister of the Interior had arrived in Montpellier, a man was seriously wounded by bullets in the Beaux-Arts district, close to the old center.
The gunman had fled in a light vehicle and the weapon, the type of which was not specified, was found there.
Wounded in the chest and in the back by three bullets, the thirty-something remained in critical condition Tuesday evening, according to Midi-Libre.
The judicial police were seized of the investigation.