Moselle: a 22-year-old man shot dead in Vitry-sur-Orne

A 22-year-old man died overnight from Saturday to Sunday in Vitry-sur-Orne, Moselle, after being injured by a firearm, AFP informed this Sunday from concordant sources. “The autopsy will shed light on the causes of death,” said the public prosecutor of Thionville, Brice Partouche, while the Thionville prosecutor’s office opened an investigation for intentional homicide.

The victim was shot dead around 1:30 a.m. in a street in this small town in Moselle, near Amnéville. They died about an hour after the rescue operation, according to a source familiar with the matter. According to L’Est Républicain, According to the first elements, the man killed was domiciled in a building located on the border between Vitry-sur-Orne and Gandrange.

Six detonations heard

Still according to the regional daily, a resident of the city of Vallange, where the tragedy took place, heard six detonations in the middle of the night then a car started with a bang. “At the noise of the tires, with my husband, we said to ourselves that there had undoubtedly happened to be an act of vandalism in the city. We never imagined it was a shooting,” she said.

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