man shot and wounded near migrant camp

A man was shot dead and another injured on Monday evening in Grande-Synthe (North), near a large migrant camp set up in the neighboring town of Loon-Plage, we learned on Tuesday May 24 from of the Dunkirk prosecutor.

Monday evening, “the police were called around 11 p.m. by a migrant asking for help for an injured migrantin a wooded area near the Grande-Synthe shopping center, Dunkirk public prosecutor Sébastien Piève told AFP. Wounded by bullet, this mana priori Kurdishand in his thirties, died. “Two hours earlier, another migrant was found with a gunshot wound to the thigh, around the same area“Said Sébastien Piève, adding that this man would also be Kurdish.

“No judicially established link between the cases”

«There is no judicially established link between the cases even if they are from the same area and the same environment“, underlined the prosecutor. On Sunday afternoon, two men were injured, one seriously, in “firefightsin the Loon-Plage camp where several hundred migrants live in the hope of reaching England. On Sunday, volunteers who distribute hot meals there, claimed to have heard bursts evoking Kalashnikovs.

The prosecutor confirmed on Tuesday that “ammunition struck from weapons of warwere found at Loon-Plage. “The particularity of the facts of Sunday and Monday is the seriousness of the injuries“, he noted. The Border Police and the judicial police have been seized of the investigations. Asked about the trail of settling scores between smugglers, Sébastien Piève felt that this constituted “a hypothesis, but not easy to establish». «It is certain that there is a background of human trafficking“, he added.


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