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Waiter shot to death for slow service in Paris

  • Published at 11:46 am August 18th, 2019
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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. AFP

Police said a murder investigation has been launched over the incident

A waiter in Paris has been shot to death by a customer, who was reportedly angry because his sandwich was not prepared quickly enough.

The suspect fled the scene and still at large following the incident that occurred on August 16 in the eastern Noisy-le-Grand suburb, reports BBC.

Police said a murder investigation has been launched over the incident. 

Ambulance crews tried to save the 28-year-old waiter, who had been shot in the shoulder, but he died at the scene.

His colleagues told police that the customer had lost his temper at the pizza and sandwich shop because of the length of time it had taken to prepare his meal.

The killing has stunned local residents and shopkeepers. A 29-year-old woman told French media: "It's a quiet restaurant, without any problems. It just opened a few months ago."

Some residents, however, said there had been an upsurge of crime in the area with an increase of drug-dealing on the streets.