Tuesday, May 17

Hérault: a 13-year-old teenager in police custody after shooting cars with his father’s gun

The teenager had shot at six cars “per game” and injured a motorist on January 21 and 22 in the evening. Arrested by the anti-crime brigade (BAC), he was taken into custody this Sunday, January 23.

The 13-year-old minor, educated in class of 4e in Agde (Hérault), had stolen his father’s shotgun, a .22 long rifle equipped with a telescope. He then fired at several cars from his bedroom window, wounding a 26-year-old man in the buttock.

In total, three cars in circulation were targeted on Friday January 21, three others on Saturday 22, specifies the parquet floor of Béziers. The teenager admitted to having borrowed the weapon from his father, a hunter, to “shoot at seagulls”.

Three young people heard

The teenager was taken into custody for “attempted murder”. According to a press release from the public prosecutor of Béziers, he declared “to regret his behavior, having become aware of its dangerousness”.

Two of his comrades, aged 14 and 17 respectively, are also heard by the police. They would have joined the defendant on Saturday evening.

“At this time, six victims of bullet damage to their vehicle have come to the police station in Agde,” concludes the prosecution.


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