Wedding Guest Shot in Head by Celebratory Gunshot in France

Wedding Guest Shot in Head by Celebratory Gunshot in France
Sun 14-06-2015

A young woman has died after she was accidentally hit in the head by gunfire during a wedding party in France.

The woman, believed to be aged around 19 or 20, was in the street when 'celebratory shots' were fired from a procession of cars taking part in a wedding in Marly, northern France.

Emergency services treated the victim at the scene but she died at a hospital in Valenciennes later that afternoon, AFP news service reported. 

Fabien Thieme, mayor of the town of Marly, said: "This young woman of 19 to 20 years of age took a buckshot bullet to the head."

The woman, who has not been identified, was a guest at a different wedding, France3 reported.

The alleged gunman, believed to be 27-years-old, was immediately detained by local residents and arrested. He and the driver have both been taken into custody.

Source: Independent UK