A girl and a woman, her mother according to the first elements of the investigation, were shot dead on Monday in the Marne. A man, presumably the father, suspected of having killed them, was taken into custody.
The 47-year-old mother and her 9-year-old daughter were shot dead in a caravan near Loisy-sur-Marne as police prepared to arrest a couple wanted for kidnapping the girl. several weeks ago, said the prosecutor of Chalons-en-Champagne, Ombeline Mahuzier.
Late Monday afternoon, police officers from the Auxerre PJ heard the explosions, and discovered the woman and the girl fatally shot in the head. They immediately arrested the man who was at the scene, also aged 47, and he was taken into custody. An investigation for homicide of a spouse and homicide of a 15-year-old minor was opened and entrusted to the research section of the Reims gendarmerie.
Refugee in a caravan
The family had obviously taken refuge in the caravan installed not far from the road, where the hygienic conditions were deplorable, specified the prosecutor of Châlons-en-Champagne.
The girl had been placed with the children’s services, and her parents had kidnapped her several weeks ago, triggering the opening of an investigation entrusted to the judicial police by the Auxerre prosecution.