Man shot dead on French island
A young man has been shot dead with two bullets to the head in a street of Corsica's main city Ajaccio.
AJACCIO, France, January 24, 2008 - A young man has been shot dead with
two bullets to the head in a street of Corsica's main city Ajaccio, security
officials said Thursday.
Emeric Negroni, 29, was shot by an unidentified gunman as he left a city
hospital Wednesday, witnesses told police.
He was seriously wounded and died a few hours later.
Negroni had no police record and was working for a car rental firm.
Corsica has witnessed more than 30 years of low-level violence waged by
separatists opposed to French rule, but it was not known whether the latest
killing was related to the unrest.