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Shooting at a wedding in Thionville: death toll rises, two dead

Thionville : le bilan alourdi à deux morts après la fusillade lors d'un mariage
          Une deuxième personne a succombé à ses blessures après que trois personnes, encagoulées et armées, ont fait irruption lors d'un mariage en Moselle et ouvert le feu sur les invités.

During a wedding in Moselle, three hooded and armed individuals burst in and opened fire on the guests, resulting in the death of a second injured person.

Deadly shooting at a wedding in Thionville

A shooting broke out on the night of Saturday, June 29 to Sunday, June 30, around 1 a.m., during a wedding in Thionville (Moselle) gathering about a hundred people. According to concordant sources, the death toll of this shooting has risen to two dead and four injured. The prosecutor of Thionville indicated that he had relinquished the case to the interregional specialized jurisdiction (Jirs) of Nancy, as reported by France Bleu Lorraine Nord.

Three masked and armed individuals

The investigation, qualified as murder by organized group and attempted murder by organized group, continues according to the prosecutor of Nancy. According to initial elements, “three individuals dressed in black, heavily armed, positioned themselves in front of the entrance of the hall and opened fire on people outside,” the prosecutor of Nancy specified. “Several tens of shots were fired,” he added. The shooters were armed with two assault rifles and a pump-action shotgun, and appeared in a 4×4 near the Eden Palace reception hall where a wedding of the Turkish community was taking place.

These three individuals fired at three people outside the wedding hall, as well as two others at the entrance before fleeing in their vehicle. The motive for this shooting remains unknown for now, although the place is under video surveillance, according to a source close to the investigation. The organized and specialized crime direction (DCOS) of the interdepartmental direction of the national police of Moselle is in charge of the investigation, as indicated by the prosecutor of Nancy.

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Article source: Francetvinfo

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