Metz : a member dies after a shot was accidental - The Point

The drama unfolded on Wednesday evening, at the palace of the military governor of Metz. A member of the 20-year-old was hit in the head by a shooting accident.

Metz : a member dies after a shot was accidental - The Point

The drama unfolded on Wednesday evening, at the palace of the military governor of Metz. A member of the 20-year-old was hit in the head by a shooting accident. Evacuated to the hospital of Nancy, he died there from his injuries. This gunner first class "was preparing to conduct a patrol when he was seriously wounded in the head by a shot accidentally," according to a statement released by the ministry of the Armed forces.

the alleged perpetrator of The shooting, a soldier aged 21, was taken into custody Wednesday evening. The judicial police has been seized and a criminal investigation should be opened Friday, "priors for manslaughter," said the deputy prosecutor of Metz, Thomas Bernard. The events took place in the immediate vicinity of the guardhouse of the palace of the military governor, he said.

An error of manipulation ?

"The track of an accident due probably to an error of handling of a firearm is privileged," explained little after the fact, a source close to the investigation. The weapon to the origin of the fire, a Famas, assault rifle used by the French army, will be valued. A reservist with the 40th artillery regiment in Suippes (Marne), the young man who died was "engaged with his group for the protection of the palace of the military governor of Metz since 18 June 2020," according to the ministry, as a tribute to his " great human qualities and intellectual ". "There is death in the fulfillment of its mission," concludes the press release.

Updated Date: 25 June 2020, 11:33

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