Police hunt killer of child caught in gang shoot-out

20th June 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, June 20 (AFP) - Police in a tough suburb north of Paris were on Monday hunting for the killer of an 11-year-old boy who was caught in a shoot-out between rival gangs on the weekend.

PARIS, June 20 (AFP) - Police in a tough suburb north of Paris were on Monday hunting for the killer of an 11-year-old boy who was caught in a shoot-out between rival gangs on the weekend.

Sidi Ahmed was shot in the heart and the throat during the firefight on Sunday in La Courneuve, and died hours later in hospital, police said.  

He had been in the street to clean his father's car when the shooting started, Ahmed's uncle said.  

The suburb's mayor, Gilles Poux, told RMC radio that police should deploy in the area "to bring to a halt (drug) trafficking that leads to such tragedies."

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