An octogenarian was shot dead and his 72-year-old neighbor was taken into custody Monday in Port-Saint-Père, a small town located about thirty kilometers southwest of Nantes, we learned with the gendarmerie of the Pornic company and the firefighters.
This septuagenarian would have shot his neighbor in a housing located in the center of the village, after a long-standing dispute.
Then he would have called the gendarmes, reveals Ouest-France.
The suspect was arrested and taken into custody on their premises.
An investigation is open.
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The 82-year-old victim had lived in a small residence belonging to the town hall for about ten years.
Just hours after the tragedy, all eyes are on one of the victim's neighbors, a 72-year-old man who lived in the same building.
"The two men did not get along and had been living for several years in a neighborhood conflict", reports the regional daily.
"They couldn't stand each other"
So much so that the town hall played the role of mediator, four years ago, to try to calm the situation.
"Stories of noise, of various conflicts, they could not be tolerated", summarizes Gaëtan Léauté, mayor of Port-Saint-Père with Ouest-France.
After the shooting, the 72-year-old neighbor himself would have called the gendarmes to confess his gesture.
The firefighters have signaled their intervention in the middle of the morning in the town.
They noted the death of "an 82-year-old man" who had been wounded by a firearm.