A 26-year-old man was injured by gunfire this Saturday evening in a Toulouse neighborhood. He took refuge in the garden of a house inhabited by a family to escape the shooter.
“It’s a very special night…”, confides Mathieu (1) When he joins his wife in the marital bed on Saturday evening, this forties acts as usual and falls asleep peacefully. His house is located on the ground floor in the Soupetard district, in Toulouse, an ideally quiet place. His night will however be terribly agitated.
“Around 1 a.m., we were all in bed when I heard a detonation and a noise in the garden. A person seemed to be there, his breathing was jerky”, testifies this father, a little shocked by the events.
His son rushed out of the house but Mathieu stopped him. “He replaced that his bike was stolen from him and wanted to fight it out. I asked him to stay inside while waiting for me to take a look outside, ”says this Haut-Garonne.
An ongoing investigation
Hardly had he taken a few steps in the garden when he came across this individual. It is a young man whose face is soaked in blood. “He had wounds in his ears and on the side of his head. This boy was bleeding a lot,” recalls Mathieu.
By reflex, the owner of the place offers the victim to come and take shelter at his place. “This 26-year-old obviously accepted our help. According to his account, he would have been hit by a gunshot, ”says this witness.
According to the statements of the victim, everything would take place around midnight. The injured man is in a car with a friend when an intruder bursts in. The shot went off very quickly, the window of the vehicle shattered into pieces. “Clearly the shooter didn’t have a real gun. It was rather large balls or similar projectiles, ”analyzes Mathieu. Thanks to his intervention, the victim can be taken care of by the emergency services, before being heard by the police. As of Tuesday, investigations are ongoing.