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A 23-year-old man killed in a probable brawl between gangs in Essonne – France


A 23-year-old man from Ris-Orangis (Essonne) was shot dead Thursday evening in Evry in what looks like a brawl between rival gangs, said the Evry prosecutor’s office, requested by AFP. Several arrests took place including probably that of the shooter of the fatal shots, explained the prosecution, specifying that this would be akin to a “brawl between rival bands” of Ris-Orangis and Evry.

The fight took place at 10 p.m. in a building hall, according to a police source who reported six people arrested. Earlier in the evening, a man was shot in the arm in Ris-Orangis, facts which could be linked to the homicide, according to the prosecution.

Two teenagers killed in February

For several weeks, the districts of Plateau, in Ris, and Champtier-du-Coq, in Evry, have been clashing regularly. In February, the department, hit hard by the phenomenon of rival gangs, was shaken by two deaths of 14-year-old teenagers in less than 24 hours in two towns 45 kilometers away.

The two murders, apparently unrelated, occurred each time in brawls between young people: a schoolgirl had received a fatal stab in the small town of Saint-Chéron then a boy had died stabbed in Boussy-Saint-Antoine.

According to the prefecture of Essonne, 91 fights were recorded in 2020 in the department, against 56 in 2019.

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