A man shot and killed his daughter and his companion before committing suicide, announced this Sunday the parquet floor of Saint-Brieuc (Côtes-d’Armor). Around 4 p.m., “the police officers from the police station were called following shots fired in a building in Saint-Brieuc”, declared the public prosecutor of Saint-Brieuc Nicolas Heitz, reached by telephone by AFP.
“There are three dead: the author of the shots would have killed a woman who would be his 22-year-old companion, their 3 and a half-year-old daughter and would have injured the mother of his companion who is 59 years old and who was hospitalized in Brest. Knowing that the person who could be the author of the shots turned the weapon against him, a priori, by killing himself, ”added the prosecutor, who went there shortly after the facts.
The 24-year-old alleged perpetrator
The alleged perpetrator of the shots is a 24-year-old man and the firearm used is of the “long gun” type, specified the magistrate. The autopsies must be carried out on Monday at the Rennes forensic institute. The scene of the tragedy is located in a quiet street, away from the city center of the Côtes-d’Armor prefecture, in a three-storey building from the 1980s. A police car blocks the street and a few police officers were visible at the entrance to the building, noted an AFP videographer.
Several miscellaneous events took place recently in Brittany having made several deaths within the same family. At the end of October, a man, his wife and their two daughters were found dead in their house in Carantec (Finistère). Autopsies of the woman and her two little girls revealed that they had been asphyxiated, while the father was found hanged. At the end of November, in Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, near Rennes, the bodies of a couple and their 25-year-old daughter were discovered in a pavilion, in what could be a double homicide followed by a father’s suicide.