A 70-year-old man was shot dead at his home in Bousbecque (North) on the night of Thursday to Friday.
According to the first leads of the investigation, entrusted to the Lille judicial police, burglars entered the house around 2:30 am.
They would have killed the septuagenarian without touching his wife.
They fled with loot estimated at 500 euros.
According to the Voix du Nord, the victim is a market gardener well known in the town and in the Lille markets.
According to BFM, the couple were awakened by the presence of three hooded and armed individuals in their bedroom.
Under threat, they would have taken them down to the entrance hall.
It was there that the market gardener, refusing to lie down on the ground as ordered, was targeted by one of the men.
He was reportedly shot three times in the body.
Shock and emotion
"You can imagine the shock and the emotion that this arouses, it is a human tragedy", estimated the mayor Joseph Lefebvre (without label) of this town of about 5,000 inhabitants located on the Belgian border.
was a market gardener installed in the town for years," says the mayor, pained.
He and his wife ran a fruit and vegetable business.
They were very invested and very courageous people, ”he told France 3.
Several individuals are wanted.
A neighborhood investigation is underway to determine in which vehicle the burglars fled.