France: Accident at “Peaky Blinders” party: man (27) shot by school friend – news abroad

Tragic end to a New Year’s Eve party in France.

At a costume party inspired by the British TV gangster series “Peaky Blinders”, a 27-year-old man was shot dead by a school friend in the south-west of the country.

As the public prosecutor for the city of Bergerac, Odile de Fritsch, announced, a shot was released from his weapon on Thursday evening.

The 20 former school friends present were all almost 30 years old. They had met for the party in a remote house. The fatal shot was fired around 9:30 p.m. and hit the victim in the chest. He died on the spot.

The other circumstances are still unclear. The 27-year-old alleged shooter was taken into police custody. The local radio station France Bleu reported that several guests had come to the party armed.

This is “Peaky Blinders”

The British TV series that was the theme of the costume party is about gangsters in the 1920s and 1930s. The leading roles were cast by Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson and Helen McCrory. The series has also been running on streaming provider Netflix since 2019.

A scene from the series

A scene from the series “Peaky Blinders”. So far there are five seasonsFoto: PR

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