Paris shooter who killed 3 people sent to psychiatric center
William M., who killed three people, is sent to a mental asylum for his terrorist attack on a Kurdish center.
The 69-year-old shooter - William M. - who opened fire near a Kurdish cultural center in Paris earlier this week, killing three people, has been transferred to a psychiatric infirmary, according to the prosecutor's office.
"The doctor who examined the suspect today in the late afternoon declared that the state of health of the person concerned was not compatible with the measure of police custody," the Paris prosecutor's office said on Saturday, as quoted by La Depeche newspaper, adding that the suspect "was taken to the psychiatric infirmary of the police headquarters."
The office specified that the police custody measure would be lifted pending the appearance before the judge "when his state of health allows it."
A shooting in Paris occurred near a Kurdish cultural center on Friday, which killed 3 people and injured 3 others.
Those who were targeted and killed were Kurdish activists. The 69-year-old sent to the asylum has a previous record of attempting 2 assassinations in 2016 and 2021.
He told police that his motive for attacking the Kurdish community was racial hatred, according to BFMTV.
The prosecutor's office said it is looking into the attack, which it deems a deliberate murder. Many people have been injured in Paris amid protests against what Paris Kurds consider a Turkish-sponsored shooting attack.
Ongoing clashes in Paris over shooting
Sources reported on Saturday that ongoing clashes in Paris opposing Kurds to law enforcers have resulted in several being injured, with more updates to come as events further unfold in France's capital city.
As the second day of the protests began, Kurds initially gathered peacefully near the Place de la Republique by the thousands to voice their anger at what they believed was a Turkish-motivated attack on their community.
As demonstrators were marching toward the Place de la Bastille, the protests turned violent when they were met by law enforcers who blamed the Kurds for escalating the situation.
Cars were turned over, bus stops were damaged, garbage bins were set on fire, and protesters threw stones, sticks, and firecrackers at the police.
While several have been detained by the police, others have been sent to the hospital for sustained injuries.