A man was shot and wounded this Thursday, January 13, in Toulouse. He was targeted by a gunman riding a scooter. The victim’s life is not in danger.
A man was received in the emergency room of the Ambroise-Paré clinic on Thursday around 6 p.m. in Toulouse. Wounded by a bullet in the upper body, he was dropped off by “friends” who did not wait for the arrival of the police to slip away.
According to the first elements, this man is with a group of individuals in the heart of the Bagat district when two individuals should approach on a two-wheeler. The rear passenger then opened fire in the direction of the group. Witnesses evoke the sound of several detonations. at least one person, the one who was transported to the nearby clinic, was injured.
After emergency treatment at the clinic, the man who was said to be 25 was moved to Purpan Hospital. According to initial information, this man is injured in the arm. An injury which will require treatment, probably a surgical intervention but which would not jeopardize the life of this victim already known to the specialized services.
On site this Thursday evening in the Bagatelle district, in the cold and the fog, no witnesses and no one in a hurry to provide some explanations to this new violent episode. The prosecution immediately instructed investigators from the territorial division of the Toulouse judicial police. Specialized police officers who will have to trace the threads of what looks, once again, to an attempt to settle scores.
War of traffic and, or, territory?
In the same neighborhood, only ten days ago on the evening of Sunday, January 3, a man was injured. He is standing in front of a bar on rue Vrepain when a car has stopped. A man left the cabin with a gun in his hand before opening fire on his target who was trying to escape. Support, the victim was hospitalized and treated. And she was not very talkative in front of the investigators of the judicial police who were trying to understand why he had been targeted.
A consequence of drug trafficking, cigarettes or other prohibited businesses? “Strong rivalries exist between different teams”, confides a police officer not really surprising by the tensions which exist for several me between these individuals who try to control the incomes of the black economy. And if the police and gendarmes have not noticed an assassination in recent months in Toulouse and its agglomeration, a member of the Toulouse prosecutor’s office was worried before the holidays “of the many incidents with the use of weapons, with more or less wounded graves, found by the investigation services “.