A man was shot and wounded on Tuesday in the Bagatelle sector. This is the third victim since the beginning of the year in this district.
A new bullet wound and a tense situation in the cities of Toulouse. A 46-year-old man presented himself at the Union clinic, hit in the calf by a projectile. Even if his days were not in danger, he had to undergo an operation before being heard by the police services in charge of the investigation.
The facts would occur Tuesday in the district of Bagatelle, within the sector of Mirail in Toulouse.
The victim, already well known to justice, was not very talkative about the circumstances of this attack. Is this a settling of accounts against the backdrop of drug trafficking? This track could be favored in a context where the Pink City regularly encounters this type of violence, particularly in the Bagatelle sector.
Last week, Thursday January 13, a scooter shooter had targeted a man who was in a park in this same neighborhood with three other people (our previous editions).
Wounded in the shoulder, he first took refuge in an apartment in a neighboring building before being transported by his acquaintances to the Ambroise-Paré clinic. It was the nursing staff who had alerted the police. Again, the days of the victim, aged 25, were not in danger.
Ten days before, still in the same area, rue Vestrepain this time, a man who presented himself in front of a bar had been targeted by gunfire. His assailant got out of a car to attack him. Hospitalized, he had received treatment.
In this district as in others, the omerta complicates the work of the investigators who seek to find the culprits. The witnesses as victims do not appear very talkative or even remain silent.
Fear of reprisals? In a context where drug trafficking of all kinds but also cigarettes plagues neighborhood life, are we witnessing a turf war? Are these settlements intended to remind certain “debtors” of the existence of their debts within the underground economy?
The territorial direction of the judicial police should be responsible for investigating this new case. The fight against the trafficking of narcotics remains a priority for the authorities in Toulouse and its agglomeration.