Paris Bar Shooting: One killed, four injured in gunfights at Chicha Bar

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Image Source: AP FILE – Police officers patrol outside police headquarters in Paris

Highlight

  • Police said one of the two attackers was apprehended after the incident.
  • Information about the firing was received from the 11th arrondissement of the French capital.
  • The mayor said, the motive of the barbaric act is not yet known

Paris Bar Shooting: At least one person was killed and four others were injured in a shooting at a Paris bar. According to reports, the incident has been reported on Monday night (local time).

Police said one of the two attackers was arrested after an incident at the 11th arrondissement of the French capital.

The mayor of the arrondissement confirmed the shooting and one of the attackers was arrested.

He said there was no element at this stage “to know the motivations of this barbaric act”.

“One killed and 4 injured at a chicha bar on rue Poppincourt #Paris11 in this evening’s shooting. No element at this stage makes it possible to know the motive behind this barbaric act,” the mayor said. Is.”

He added that the national police are “very actively looking for the second” shooter, and that “a medico-psychological cell will be opened as soon as possible for residents or witnesses”.

In June this year, a special French court indicted 20 people for their involvement in the Islamic State terrorist attacks on the Bataclan Theatre, Paris Cafe and France’s national stadium in 2015, in the deadliest peacetime attacks in French history with 130 people. were killed.

Salah Abdeslam, the prime suspect and sole survivor of the 10-member team of extremists, was found guilty of murder and attempt to murder in connection with a terrorist enterprise, among other charges.

He faces life in prison without parole, the toughest sentence in France.

Presiding Judge Jean-Louis Perez read out the decisions in a court surrounded by unprecedented security, ending the nine-month trial.

Of the defendants other than Abdeslam, 18 were given various terrorism-related sentences, and one was convicted of less fraud.

During the nine-month trial, Abdeslam declared his bigotry, cried, apologized to the victims and urged the judges to forgive their “mistakes”.

(with inputs from agencies)

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