Two days after the shooting which left one dead and four injured on Monday evening, in Paris, the affair rebounded… 700 km further south. According to information from the Objectif Gard website, confirmed at 20 minutes by a police source, the car used by the shooters was found Wednesday in Nîmes. The Peugeot 308 was discovered by a Bac crew in the Pissevin district, near the Richard-Wagner shopping mall. The vehicle, which was not burned, was seized by local police and is being examined by forensic experts. However, the suspect who fled on board was not found.
Monday evening, at 9:37 p.m., two men got out of this Peugeot 308 after stopping in front of a shisha bar, “La petite échée”, located at the corner of rue Breguet and rue Popincourt, in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. Paris. One of the assailants held a handgun, a 9 mm, in his hands, and the other a Kalashnikov. The duo opened fire in the direction of two men seated on the terrace. One of them, a man born in 1984, known to the police for narcotics cases, died on the spot from his injuries. Four other people, who received shards of glass, were more slightly injured.
Prolonged police custody for the arrested suspect
On Wednesday, the teenager’s custody was extended by 48 hours by the judge of freedoms and detention. His accomplice, who was armed with a 9mm pistol, managed to get back to the car and flee towards Avenue Ledru Rollin. Was he expected by a third man who was in the vehicle? François Vauglin, the mayor of this district already deeply marked by the attacks of January and November 2015, indicated on Twitter that “the attackers were three in number”. Information that the police and judicial sources contacted by 20 minutes have not confirmed.
At present, the hypothesis of a settling of accounts is favored by the investigators who will now have to answer two other questions: why was the attackers’ vehicle found in Nîmes? And why didn’t they bother to set it on fire to cover their tracks?