Shots in the middle of the day in Nantes. Three men, aged 18 and 19, were seriously wounded by gunshot after strangers opened fire on Wednesday, September 29, shortly before 3:45 p.m., in the Breil district, AFP learned from the prosecution. The victims are “three young people of Chechen origin”, according to Nantes public prosecutor Renaud Gaudeul.

According to the first observations, “about twenty 9 mm cases were found on the spot”, he said, adding “that a vehicle which was in all likelihood used at the time of the facts was found charred” in Saint-Herblain, a town west of Nantes. “There is no questioning of the authors at this stage”, underlined the public prosecutor.

According to firefighters, the first victim, aged 19, presents “a bullet wound through the thorax”, while the second, aged 18, has a bullet impact on the scapula and legs . The third victim, also 18 years old, presents “a wound to the lower limbs”. The three victims were evacuated in absolute urgency to the University Hospital of Nantes, indicate in a press release the SDIS44, intervened to rescue “several victims by firearm”.

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November 13 trial: “We were five friends that night, I’m alone at the bar tonight”

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