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In Nîmes, a man killed with a Kalashnikov in front of his 8-year-old son

A 39-year-old man was arrested. shot Tuesday evening à Nîmes. The shooter(s) fled and are actively being sought.

On the evening of Tuesday, February 20, a 39-year-old man was arrested. youé by bullets à Nîmes (Gard). À When help arrived, the man was at his home. side from his vehicle, on the sidewalk, seriously injured. with impacts in the back. His death was confirmed. observation a few minutes later according to information from LCI-TF1. The events took place in the Chemin Bas district of Avignon, known for its drug trafficking.

The victim's son, 8 years old, present at the time of the incident

In the car was the victim's son. 8 years old. Safe and sound, the child was very shocked. was é transportation &agrav; l'hospital whereù his mother joined him. He says he saw his father coming towards the car and being shot. For his part, the man was known unfavorably to the police. 5.56mm caliber cartridge cases were used. found on the scene.

According to the first elements of the investigation, the perpetrator(s) of the attacks fire fled shortly after the incident. on board a vehicle. In the evening, a similar vehicle was attacked. found set on fire in the town of Rodilhan, near Nîmes. An investigation was carried out into the matter. opened by the N&imes public prosecutor's office and will have to determine whether it is the same car as that observed after the ;#39;attack. The judicial police are in charge of investigations.

A Kalashnikov used, 3 individuals arrested ?

According to information from France Bleu Gard Lozère, the weapon used to kill the man of' #39;about forty years old is a Kalashnikov. The media indicates that three individuals were killed. arrested, "but the link with the shooters is not éestablished". In the city, this sector of the Portal is well known for drug trafficking which remains well establishedé in the area despite the initiatives of the municipality of Nîmes aimed at buy garages "that have become crossroads for vast drug trafficking" to shave them. In recent years, several operations to combat drugs and weapons have been carried out. carried out in this sector.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116