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One lifeless, 5 injured in France wedding ceremony corridor assault

One individual was killed and 5 others wounded in northeastern France when a number of masked gunmen opened fireplace at a marriage ceremony, police sources mentioned on Sunday.

Sources instructed that the assault within the northeastern metropolis of Thionville was linked to a settling of scores between drug traffickers.

The capturing, in accordance with an AFP report occurred at a reception corridor in a single day Saturday to Sunday, with round 100 folks in attendance.

Two folks have been severely injured and one in every of them was in a crucial situation.

The perpetrators of the capturing have fled the scene.

“It was during a wedding,” a police supply mentioned.

“At a quarter past one in the morning, a group of people went outside to smoke in front of the hall, and then three heavily armed men arrived and opened fire in their direction.”

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The assailants arrived in a 4X4 car, “probably a BMW”, the supply mentioned.

It was not instantly clear the place the car had come from. Thionville is positioned near the borders of Luxembourg and Germany.

Members of regulation enforcement imagine {that a} settling of scores linked to drug trafficking was behind the violence.

“The wedding was not targeted as such, it was people who were at the wedding,” the supply mentioned.

A glass door pierced with bullet holes may very well be seen on the scene on Sunday morning.

In the neighbouring city of Villerupt shootings between rival gangs at a drug dealing level left 5 folks injured in May 2023.

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