A 22-year-old young woman was killed by her ex-companion on January 22 in Koumac, in the north of New Caledonia. The man then turned the gun on himself.
The facts occurred at the end of the evening, when the victim had come to return business to his ex-boyfriend. She had separated from him in December after five years together. The 28-year-old man had since lived with his sister in Koumac.
The victim and his ex-companion got into a violent argument. She ran away from home, but he shot her in the neck, before committing suicide.
An investigation for homicide by partner has been opened by the public prosecutor.
The 28-year-old man was known for acts of violence that occurred in 2018. He had two firearms, including that of the crime, a rifle not declared to the authorities.
This is the eighth feminicide since the beginning of 2022 according to the Féminicides collective by companions or exs.