Updated May 4th, 2024 at 19:26 IST

Shooting in Paris Suburb Leaves One Dead, Multiple Injured

Stephane Blanchet, the mayor of Sevran, condemned the violence as a "settling of scores linked to drug trafficking".

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In a tragic incident north of Paris, a shooting erupted in the neighborhood of Sevran, leaving one person dead and six others wounded. Authorities and city officials have indicated that the attack is likely linked to drug dealing, heightening concerns about organized crime in the area. The violence unfolded in a parking lot adjacent to a cultural center in Sevran, situated between central Paris and the Charles de Gaulle airport. 

Upon their arrival, law enforcement discovered four individuals injured on the ground. Tragically, one of the victims succumbed to their injuries, while the remaining three were rushed to nearby hospitals in serious condition. Subsequent reports revealed that three additional individuals sustained injuries in the attack and were also transported to medical facilities for treatment. Witnesses recounted that two assailants arrived in a vehicle, with one exiting to open fire before swiftly fleeing the scene.


Drug trafficking related crime 

Stephane Blanchet, the mayor of Sevran, condemned the violence as a "settling of scores linked to drug trafficking," emphasizing the urgent need to restore order and combat illicit activities in the area. He remarked, "Those culprits fired live bullets and did not heed appeals for calm."


Authorities have initiated an investigation into the incident, focusing on intentional homicide by an organized gang. The shooting underscores broader concerns about criminal activity and public safety in suburban areas surrounding Paris, prompting calls for enhanced security measures and efforts to dismantle illicit networks operating within communities.





Published May 4th, 2024 at 19:25 IST