A man was shot dead on Monday evening in Paris, in the 11th arrondissement and another four people were slightly injured. A suspect was apprehended by bar patrons, another managed to escape and is being actively sought.
A shooting took place this Monday evening, around 9:35 p.m., in Paris, 29 rue Popincourt, on the terrace of a shisha bar, La petite Escapee in the 11th arrondissement, for only 30 seconds, leaving one dead and four injured. The shots were fired in the direction of customers seated on the terrace.
Two men got out of a car, one with a 9mm pistol, the other with a Kalashnikov, and shot at two other men seated on the terrace. According to a source close to the investigation, the hypothesis of a settlement of accounts would be preferred at this stage. According to our information, the Kalashnikov assault rifle was found at the scene, “and allegedly belonged to the fleeing suspect, according to witnesses”.
“The prefecture, adding that the hypothesis of a settlement of accounts was privileged. The second suspect “succeeded in fleeing”, specified the same source.
According to the mayor of the 11th arrondissement, François Vauglin, the shooting took place in a “shisha bar”. “The customers of the bar have mastered one of the two assailants”, added the elected official in a tweet, denouncing a “barbaric act”.
Une fusillade ce soir vient de faire un mort et 4 blessés dans un bar à Chicha rue Popincourt #Paris11. Aucun élément à ce stade ne permet de connaître les motivations de cet acte barbare. Les clients du bar ont maîtrisé l’un des deux assaillants et l’autre est en fuite.
— François Vauglin (@FVauglin) July 18, 2022
Many chairs were visible on the sidewalk in front of the bar and a security perimeter had been set up by the police.
The Minister of Transport and MP, Clément Beaune, reacted and expressed “his immense sadness and anger” in the face of “this dramatic act”. He called for “total mobilization to rescue the victims and arrest the culprits”.
An investigation was opened for “voluntary homicide and attempted voluntary homicide”, indicated a source close to the file. She was entrusted to the 2nd judicial police district (DPJ) by the Paris prosecutor’s office. Around 3:30 am the investigation was still ongoing on site by the 2nd judicial police district (DPJ).