Besançon: A 15-year-old boy shot dead on Monday – 20 Minutes

A 15-year-old boy died on Sunday after being seriously injured by bullets on Monday in the Planoise district of Besançon, against a backdrop of drug trafficking, we learned from a source familiar with the matter. The victim died Sunday around 6 p.m. at the hospital, said this source. Monday in the middle of the afternoon, the teenager and another 16-year-old, still hospitalized on Sunday, were hit in the chest by projectiles. of 9 millimeters, had explained after the facts the public prosecutor of Besançon Etienne Manteaux. The shooter or shooters moved a priori “on foot”, he added. According to the first investigations, “the presumed lever of the passage to the act would be drug trafficking”, specified the source close to the file. The fear of a spiral of violence “Besançon has just experienced a new dramatic stage linked to drug trafficking which plagues cities and kills our young people, ”reacted on Twitter on Monday the environmental mayor of Besançon Anne Vignot who participated on Friday in a rally against violence in this popular district in the west of the city. “I call for calm. We must get out of this spiral of violence, ”declared to L’Est Républicain the prefect of Doubs Jean-François Colombet, fearing reprisals. Besançon has just experienced a new dramatic stage linked to drug trafficking, which plagues cities and kills our young people. Two seriously injured. We are in contact with the prefecture to act immediately. The ministry sends law enforcement forces.— Anne Vignot (@Anne_Vignot) August 29, 2022 Access to this content has been blocked to respect your choice of consent By clicking on “I ACCEPT”, you agree the deposit of cookies by external services and will thus have access to the contents of our partners I ACCEPT And to better remunerate 20 Minutes, do not hesitate to accept all cookies, even for one day only, via our button “I accept for today” in the banner below. More information on the Cookie Management Policy page.

On August 14 and 16, two brothers were also shot and wounded in the same neighborhood. The investigation carried out jointly by the judicial police and the departmental security of Besançon has not yet established any link between these two episodes of shooting. CRS specialists in the fight against urban violence in sensitive neighborhoods arrived Monday evening in Besançon to ensure that calm is maintained.