Toulouse: Two young people injured by stab wounds, three suspects in custody

the essentials A 14-year-old teenager was taken care of by the emergency services on Wednesday afternoon at the terminus of the Basso-Cambo metro in Toulouse. He was stabbed in the back. Another injured person was later found in the hospital and three boys are in police custody that Thursday in June.

A 14-year-old teenager was taken care of by the emergency services on Wednesday afternoon at the terminus of the Basso-Cambo metro in Toulouse. He was stabbed in the back. Another injured person was later found at Purpan Hospital, who was also injured by a stabbing weapon. And yesterday at the end of the day, three minors were in police custody on the unit’s premises for attacking people from the department security, at the central police station. “All of this is undoubtedly in the context of gang rivalry,” confides one policeman who remains cautious, the detention of the three suspects can be extended by the juvenile prosecutor’s office and these young fellows’ explanations continue to evolve. In addition, the main victim was barely talkative on Wednesday when police asked him questions about the causes of the violence.

Early on Wednesday afternoon, Tisséo employees sounded the alarm to report a fight between a dozen young boys. This “confrontation” took place on Rue Paul-Mesplé, near the Tisséo headquarters. Then the group moved to the terminus of metro line A in Basso-Cambo. When the agents to prevent network operations saw this regrouping and the exchange of blows, they intervened and caused the belligerents to withdraw immediately.

The young victims are fine

Only one of them remained on the floor, hit in the lower back, probably by a stab. Firefighters and a medical team from Smur 31 intervened. The victim was evacuated to the emergency room at Rangueil Hospital. His wound did not appear to be deep and the tests carried out confirmed that, logically, no complications should prevent his healing.

As soon as the injured man was evacuated, the investigators from the city security of the left bank began their investigation and in particular requested the recordings of the various cameras in the area. Various witnesses were also heard while Purpan Hospital warned that a second injured man, whose injuries would also be “not serious”, had been admitted to the emergency room.

On Wednesday evening, a 15-year-old boy presented himself to the Seysses gendarmerie brigade, accompanied by his father. He stated that he was involved in the violence. He was recovered by the police and taken into custody at the police station. And the investigation, which was finally entrusted to Departmental Security yesterday morning, moved quickly as two other suspects were arrested and placed in police custody. Should it be confirmed that this fight is based on a conflict between groups of teenagers, it would be a premiere in Toulouse.

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