Rabat – A veiled woman was shot dead in Pantin, France last night at 9:40 p.m. The victim of this hate crime reportedly sitting in her car when the shooting occurred.
The woman was hit by five bullets. Two bullets to the head were fired at close range. The shots were reportedly fired by a person on a scooter. The assailant has not been identified nor apprehended.
“No damage was found on the vehicle which suggests that the individual put his arm inside the car and made this point blank shot, reported Agence France Presse from a source close to the investigation.
Police found six shells from an automatic pistol at the site of the murder.
The female victim, who has not been officially identified, is said to be of North African ancestry and approximately 35 years of age.
The victim was wearing a hijab but investigators said that they are not looking at this killing as an act of Islamophobia.
An investigation for murder is underway and headed by the criminal brigade of the judicial police in Paris.