Turkish man injured in racist attack in northern France
PARIS – Doğan News Agency
AFP PhotoA Turkish man has been injured in a racist attack in northern France, shot in the back by three assailants, French magazine Nouvel Observateur has reported.
According to reports, the victim was shot in the back at night on Nov. 14 in the northern town of Cambrei because of his “skin color.”
The attackers fired from inside a car that had a French flag on its hood. One person who pulled the trigger was killed later on the same night, while the other assailants have been determined as a 26-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man.
The victim has been identified as a Turkish resident aged around 30.
He was shot close to a kebab shop and the Cambrai public prosecutor, Remi Schwartz, said he was chosen “randomly based on the color of his skin.”
"It seems the victim was chosen because the attacker did not like the color of his skin," Schwartz stated. "He could have chosen a different target as well."
The incident is presumed to be a racist attack in reaction to the Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attacks that killed at least 129 people.