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Chechen shot in Toulouse

A Police officer in Toulouse
A Police officer in Toulouse Pablo029/CC/Wikimedia

A Russian citizen of Chechen origin was shot dead in the southern French city of Toulouse on Tuesday night. Attackers on scooters gunned him down, wounding another man who was taken to hospital.

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The victims were with four other people in the Mirail district of the south-western city when attackers on two scooters bore down upon them and opened fire in an apparently organised killing.

The two men were rushed to hospital but the 32-year-old Chechen died while on the way.

An autopsy is to be carried out and police have opened an investigation.

 

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