Ain: a 50-year-old woman shot dead, her husband suspected


An investigation was opened and entrusted to the Belley research brigade, supported by the Lyon research section.

A 50-year-old woman was shot dead on Sunday, December 26 in the middle of the day in Ambérieu-en-Bugey (Ain), while her husband, suspected, is seriously injured, AFP learned from corroborating sources.

At around 12 p.m., the victim who was shot at his home was declared dead by the firefighters, supported by two teams from Samu, one from Ain and the other from Lyon, said the firefighters.

Her 55-year-old husband, seriously injured in particular in the face, was transported in absolute urgency by helicopter to a hospital in Lyon. The investigations focused on Sunday on the victim’s husband, suspected of being the shooter and who, according to the first elements of the investigation, turned the weapon against him.

«He is not in a state to be heard« , Said a judicial source, adding that the couple was not known to their services. An investigation was entrusted to the Belley research brigade, supported by the research section of Lyon.

According to a report from the Ministry of the Interior, 102 women were killed by their spouse or ex-spouse in 2020. They were 146 in 2019.

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