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VS'is the eighth dying in New Caledonia for the reason that begin of the riots. A person who was shot and injured by gendarmes on Monday June 3 died on Friday June 7, based on an announcement from the Nouméa public prosecutor in a press launch on Saturday June 8.

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The occasions befell Monday within the Col de la Pirogue sector, in Païta, a nerve middle on the highway main from Nouméa to the worldwide airport, lengthy blocked by the separatists. According to the gendarmes' model relayed by prosecutor Yves Dupas, they’d used their weapon after their rental automobile, which had a bullet gap, had been hit by a pick-up.

The deceased is a 26-year-old man, residing at Col de la Pirogue and injured within the head by a ballistic projectile based on the prosecutor. “I have a special thought for this young person from Païta who has just left us and whose parents I know, who come from the great chiefdom of Païta,” declared the president of the federal government of New Caledonia, Louis Mapou, Saturday throughout a speech. According to the primary medico-legal findings, “the presence in the skull of a metal projectile” induced a number of fractures in addition to important mind injury, underlined the prosecutor. An post-mortem was ordered by the prosecution and investigations are persevering with, based on the press launch. On Monday, the prosecutor mentioned he had opened an investigation, entrusted to the Nouméa Research Section, for “attempted murder of a person holding public authority”.

A contested model of the information

The Field Action Coordination Unit (CCAT) of Païta, pro-independence, gave one other model of the information. According to this, which accuses “the militias”, these are motorists who took benefit of the clearing of the highway by the police to move “at excessive velocity by opening hearth with reside bullets on [les] younger folks positioned alongside the highway”.

Since the beginning of the disaster on May 13 in New Caledonia, born from the problem by the separatists to a proposed constitutional reform of the electoral physique, eight folks have misplaced their lives, together with two gendarmes.