A waiter was shot dead at an eatery in the Noisy-le-Grand suburb east of Paris, apparently by a client angry at being made to wait for a sandwich Photo: AFP
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French waiter shot dead for being 'too slow with sandwich'

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By Tiphaine LE LIBOUX

A customer shot a waiter dead at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, apparently enraged at being made to wait for a sandwich, a source close to the investigation said Saturday.

The waiter's colleagues called police after he was shot in the shoulder with a handgun in the Noisy-le-Grand suburb east of Paris on Friday night, the source said.

Attempts to revive the 28-year-old failed and he died at the scene.

The gunman, who a witness said lost his temper "as his sandwich wasn't prepared quickly enough", fled the scene.

Police told AFP a murder investigation has been opened.

With the shooter still on the run Saturday, shocked residents gathered outside the pizza and sandwich eatery.

"He was killed for a sandwich?" one asked, unbelievingly.

It is sad," said a 29-year-old woman. "It's a quiet restaurant, without any problems. It just opened a few months ago."

But others noted high crime levels in the area, notably drug-dealing and public drunkenness.

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Haven't they banned guns in France?

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It is happenning more and more this last year.

Justice not doing its job (a level of softness never known...) while police is understress because of past yellow vests events.

Prison are a joke where inmates make and broadcast youtube videos.

Result of immigration.

Already 20 years ago I lived in that area (departement in French) and crime was already high, with people not goi'g out after 22:00.

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Sandwiched between a rock and a hard place.

What a tragic thing to be killed for.

Ten of thousands of waiting staff across the wondering about their service today.

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Very unusual outcome. Killing service staff over a sandwich? Hope they, and they will get him. He is a certified nut case. Hope the rest of his life involves prison staff showing him his meal then whipping it away.

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Haven't they banned guns in France?

Seems like a growing problem. Was the guy mentally deranged?

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Haven't they banned guns in France?

France has very strong gun control. That’s why this is a big news story over there, as opposed to any of the US shootings that happened today.

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France has very strong gun control.

Apparently, not strong enough.

That’s why this is a big news story over there,

When a life is taken, it’s always big news, France is no exception to that.

as opposed to any of the US shootings that happened today.

Which are also big news, but now we also see that drugs might have played the role, but it’s easier and more accessible to get drugs in Europe so.....

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Lets be clear. No one was shot and killed over a sandwich. This waiter was shot and killed because some nut got his hands on a gun. And nuts shoot people without any sort of sane reasoning whatsoever.....cause they are nuts. In fact, the nut was probably waiting for something he thought he could call an excuse for shooting someone....literally anything could have set him off....a glance....a housefly.... a happy "Hello!".

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Apparently, not strong enough.

Perfection is unobtainable. Grow up. Murder is banned just about everywhere, but no one has eliminated murder. But those with less murder tend to be doing something right, just as those with less gun violence tend to be doing something right. As an American, your sour grapes comment smacks of childishness.

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When they catch the perpetrator I am sure he will be locked up for a long time, good!, and when he's in prison he WILL have to wait for his food in a long line of other prisoners !!! what an idiot!

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Something tells me there is more to this story which will become clear when they catch the perpetrator.

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The countries with the greater gun restriction laws produce lower gun homicide rates. America is the gold mark for gun homicides with its less restrictive gun laws.

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When a life is taken, it’s always big news, France is no exception to that.

Oh really? How many people are murdered in the USA every year? And if those, Howe many are "big news"?

If every murder was big news, there would be no room on the news for anything else.

Unusually, a single murder has been reported in France. Do you think that we would be reading about it if it had been a cashier in Baltimore?

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Haven't they banned guns in France?

No, it's restricted (not enough at my taste). He clearly had his gun illegally.

When a life is taken, it’s always big news, France is no exception to that.

It's not big news here in France. I heard because it's my area. But in national news, there have been larger killings that day. Surprising to read it here on JT. They don't know how to fill.

Something tells me there is more to this story which will become clear when they catch the perpetrator.

Probably not. It seems it is a local loser involved with the gangs and with no personal relation with the victim. He seemed on high booze and/or on something.

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gun culture, however it is seeming back, primarily due to the cultural influences from the USA and partly through immigration.

In your imagination.

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Justice not doing its job (a level of softness never known...) while police is understress because of past yellow vests events.

Prison are a joke where inmates make and broadcast youtube videos.

Result of immigration.

Is that a prejudice? Are you saying that Algerian or Libyan immigrants are to blame for crimes like this?

I don't know much about the 'yellow vest' rioting business going on in Paris but whatever the case, this is the case of a single jerk killing waiter over something stupid. And obviously stupidity is everywhere, not just in America.

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Norman Goodman - Lets be clear. No one was shot and killed over a sandwich. This waiter was shot and killed because some nut got his hands on a gun.

You're claiming that an inanimate object forced this monster to kill someone. You are willing to excuse the action of this sub-human being. Some people want to end "gun violence" while others want to end violence. Ending violence means you have to address the human factor.

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