After the gunshots at the Grand-Place de Merville, the investigation continues

Friday, at the Dunkirk criminal court, the man who opened fire on January 23 at the Place de la Liberation in Merville is serving 6 months in prison. But justice will not stop there. The investigation continues.

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For more than a year, things were very tense between members of two families, V and K, who lived on the Place de la Liberation, near the Allo Pizza restaurant. And, Monday, January 23, it turned into a public brawl in which more than ten people participated: brick throwing, threats, spitting, and xenophobic slurs such as: “ go back to your filthy country n… “. Several vehicles degraded in the right lane running along Allo Pizza. At about 9 pm, the technical and scientific police (PTS) noted the impact of bricks on the pizzeria. And, most importantly, he found two 9mm shells on the floor of this lane, then a third in the costume shop sewer a bit further out.

One witness, who was not involved in the altercation, said he heard two explosions, adding: ” I saw a guy run up to a group of 3 or 4 young people, and he shot. The first explosion was from a shot at a child under the age of 15, a member of V’s family. It must have been a gun that fired blanks as no one was injured. He has not been found.

It was for this act of violence with a gun that KS, 28, a Tunisian national, in an unusual situation and subject to an obligation to leave French territory (OQTF), was sentenced to 6 months in prison. in detention. In court, the defendant denied having fired this type of pistol. ” And how did the casings arrive? asked a judge. ” This is the set up of the V family. It is certain and certain that they deposited them there before the arrival of the police “.

The respondent admitted to having used his 8-year-old nephew’s ball gun, as well as firecrackers to make it look like gunshots. He said he also carried a baseball bat. When asked why all this arsenal, he replied ” In front of me they have clubs, swords and tear gas. They poisoned me, like my cousin from the pizzeria and his girlfriend “.

The man had been convicted of similar acts by an Auxerre court in 2018. If he is not jailed, he will be sent to the Lesquin administrative detention center, given the unusual situation in the area. ” assured Amélie Le Sant, deputy public prosecutor.

This fight took place after May, rue Simone-Weil, where there were minor injuries. The V. family has been declared victims and there is no question about the manager of Allo Pizza. The Gendarmerie has mobilized enormous resources. Three of the attackers have been convicted of violence, receiving sentences ranging from two to three months, suspended. They were banned from owning weapons for two years and came to Merville for the same period.

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