A man was arrested on Saturday afternoon in Chambéry after slightly wounding two security guards with a firearm who, for lack of a health pass, had refused him entry to a park where a charity running race was being held, has t – we learned from the prosecution.
The facts took place around 5:00 p.m. at the Parc du Verney where the Odysséa race against breast cancer was taking place. The entries were secure and filtered as part of health measures, the same source said, confirming information from local media.
“Seriously alcoholic” and without a medical pass, the man “was turned away. He did not like it and he came back armed. At the end of circumstances which remain to be clarified, he fired twice on security guards, wounding them both, “said the Chambéry prosecutor’s office.
The two victims, whose “the vital prognosis is not engaged”, were reached by the shots of the handgun, “of the revolver type”, one with a finger and the other with the abdomen. The gunman then fled towards the city train station, where he was arrested before being taken into custody, according to the same source.
“For the moment, the individual is mostly sober,” added the prosecution which has opened for the moment an investigation for “violence with a weapon”.
The Odysséa race in Chambéry brings together several thousand participants each year and is the subject of donations for the fight against breast cancer. The 2020 edition had been canceled due to health constraints against Covid-19 and replaced by a virtual race that each participant could do on their own.
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