A stroke of fever on Nantes. The server of a downtown shisha bar was killed in the night from Monday to Tuesday during a new shootout, the fifth since Friday. The 24-year-old working at Moonlight was not "Not really known" police services, according to the public prosecutor Pierre Sennès. It adds to the six wounded in recent days: one is placed in an artificial coma, having been affected legs and abdomen while she was in Bellevue, a sensitive area in the west from Nantes. Another "Could lose an eye". "I said last time we had the worst of it … I did not think my prediction was going to come true, confessed Pierre Sennès on Tuesday. This type of facts is not new: we had 45 last year. But clearly, there is an acceleration. "
Forty investigators of the judicial police – and ten other "reinforcements" from Rennes – were therefore mobilized, as part of a criminal investigation for "assassination" and "assassination attempts". The "Heavy shots" have rained on the Moonlight – between seven and ten casings found – question indeed the prosecutor. "At this time, there is no link between these different episodes of violence", warns the latter. "The retaliatory hypothesis is under study, but this is for the moment a somewhat speculative analysis. This may well be rivalry between neighborhoods, drug trafficking or even mere personal animosities. "
This Wednesday, a meeting of the Local Crime Group (GLTD) will be devoted to the deadly shooting of Monday night. This body includes the services of the judicial police, departmental security, public security, gendarmerie and the town hall of Nantes. She has "Allowed to solve half of the cases" since its creation in January 2017, during a similar outbreak of violence in Malakoff, another sensitive area of the city.
"We are unfortunately not surprised: we have been alerting the public authorities for years", sighs Arnaud Bernard, departmental secretary of the Alliance union. "The only difference is that last year we had one a week, and not necessarily injured." For the union official, police officers are lacking "Deter some mobsters" : 39 reinforcements arrived on Nantes the 1st April, where the local police hierarchy assessed needs at 73 and unions at 100. "Of the 39 who have arrived, 19 will replace colleagues who will soon be retiring, stresses Arnaud Bernard. In other words, we are very far from the account. " The mayor (PS) of Saint-Herblain, bordering the city of Nantes, which shares with her the sensitive area of Bellevue, therefore arrested the Minister of the Interior on Tuesday. "To demand real and visible reinforcement" of the police device. Bertrand Affilé had previously alerted "Multiple times" the prefecture on the subject, he says.