Toulouse: Loudspeakers quote Koran to calm neighborhood after fatal shooting
Via La Dépêche (French, via Bivouac-ID):
A young man (23) was shot in the street yesterday in the Reynerie neighborhood of Toulouse. Several people were arrested.
There was a lot of tension in Reynerie after the death of a young man, executed with 9mm bullets in the middle of the street. Samir Chorfi, a resident of the neighborhood known to the police, was mortally wounded by several bullets shot in cold-blood and died in hospital. Large police forces were deployed to prevent hot-headed responses.
Police later arrested two relatives of the victim and more arrests followed. Samir Chorfi had been in prison for robbery. He was released October 19th with electronic monitoring.
The residents are shocked and concerned about the increasing violence. "We do not want our children to die in our neighborhoods.. recently a youth was wounded in the legs, we're not going to turn into Chicago!". In order to calm the situation, a loudspeaker broadcast passages from the Koran.