A man in his twenties was shot dead on Wednesday in the street in Pointe-à-Pitre, AFP learned from corroborating sources, confirming information from Radio Caraibes International. An investigation for intentional homicide has been opened and entrusted to the Zonal Directorate of the Judicial Police (DZPJ), said Patrick Desjardins, prosecutor of Pointe-à-Pitre.
“The facts took place between 11:30 am and 12 noon, towards rue Vatable”, according to the prosecutor.
The victim was born in 2000 and her body presented several bullet holes.
A robbed jewelry store
According to firefighters, the young man “about 25 years old” had a “gunshot injury”. Identified, it is not yet known whether the victim was known to the police.
In addition, an investigation was opened, also entrusted to the DZPJ, following a robbery in a jewelry store in Pointe-à-Pitre, boulevard de Chanzy, a little earlier in the morning. “There is nothing to link the two cases,” according to Patrick Desjardins.