The man killed in the night from Saturday to Sunday in his apartment in Dijon was the collateral victim of gunshots which did not appear to be aimed at him and were aimed at “a deal point” located under his windows, the prosecutor said.
A 55-year-old man was killed in Dijon on the night of Saturday November 25 to Sunday while he was sleeping in his apartment, after several bursts of shots fired at the facade of his building housing a deal point.
“My father and I, along with my mother, were woken up by a succession of gunshots and then it stopped. Then it started again, and when we went to see my father who was sleeping in his bed, he was dead,” his daughter, aged 23, told AFP on the spot, who wished to remain anonymous.
She specified that her 24-year-old brother was also in the apartment of this Kosovar family who arrived in France 14 years ago.
“I want to leave Dijon”
“A few years ago, there had already been gunshots on the facade of the building which had already hit our apartment,” explained the young woman, believing that it was “surely a settlement of accounts”.
“I would like France to better protect its inhabitants, I want to leave Dijon,” she declared in shock and in tears.
The victim’s son said his father had suffered a heart attack in the past “because he would get angry at people around him.”
At the entrance to the building, bullet holes are still visible. A woman with her hair covered in a black scarf collapses crying.
“It’s a deal point, it’s been like that for a long time,” intervened a neighbor who did not want to give his name.
Another neighbor in their fifties says: “They have been coming here for a long time to get coke, it’s a real business, they queue from 10 a.m.”. Several residents of the building confirmed, on condition of anonymity, “regular” problems with dealers and consumers.
The neighborhood with tree-lined avenues, where clean public housing has recently been built, is located behind an asylum center and is home to several families of political refugees or asylum seekers.