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Shooting in Paris: a 16-year-old teenager indicted and remanded in custody

A 16-year-old minor, suspected of being one of the perpetrators of the shooting that left one dead and four injured in Paris on the evening of July 18, has been indicted and imprisoned, we learned. this July 23 from a judicial source.

After nearly four days in police custody, the teenager was indicted on the evening of July 22 for “murder in an organized gang, attempted murder in an organized gang, acquisition and detention without authorization of weapons of categories A and B in meetings, and association of criminals with a view to crimes and misdemeanors”, specified the judicial source. He was placed in pre-trial detention, in accordance with the requisitions of the prosecution.

According to a source close to the investigation, the young man is known to justice. Injured during the incident by witnesses who held him down while waiting for the police to arrive, he was hospitalized, she said. His accomplice was still at large on July 23, added this source.

On July 18, around 9:30 p.m., a car stopped in front of a café on rue Popincourt, in the 11th arrondissement of the capital. Two individuals got out and aimed with firearms at two men seated on the terrace. One of the two men, aged 38, was killed and four people were injured, but not by bullets, according to the first elements collected by the police headquarters.

The thesis of the privileged settling of accounts

“We saw a car arrive, they came out with a weapon – I would have said a submachine gun or a Kalashnikov – they fired and they left”, had testified to AFP Antoine, owner of a restaurant close. “We heard gunshots and then we saw a guy getting into the car. […] part in a whirlwind. And there, we heard screams”, had told AFP Martin and Lucas, who were having a drink on the terrace.

According to sources familiar with the matter, the thesis of the settlement of scores is preferred.

The prosecution, which had opened a preliminary investigation for “murder and attempted murder in an organized gang” in particular, reclassified the facts as “murder and attempted murder in an organized gang” during the opening of the judicial investigation on 22 July. The investigations are entrusted to the criminal brigade and the 2nd judicial police district.

The town hall of the 11th arrondissement of Paris, a district marked by the attacks of January and November 2015, opened a medico-psychological emergency unit on July 19 for witnesses to the shooting.

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