Macabre discovery Thursday evening in the Var.
A man was found with his body riddled with bullets in his car in Brignoles, the Draguignan prosecutor's office said on Friday.
An investigation for "murder" was entrusted to the research section of the national gendarmerie of Marseille, supported by the soldiers of the Brignoles research brigade, said the prosecution.
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Two armed men, according to witnesses
According to a source close to the investigation, witnesses told investigators at the scene that they saw two "aggressive" men with guns in the vicinity of the Engalines' residence.
They would then have fled, according to the same source.