Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Kids find loaded gun in Paris sandbox

Share this article

12:06 CEST+02:00

Three children discovered a .22-calibre long rifle while playing in a park on Saturday morning.

The weapon was buried just beneath the surface of a sandbox in the Square Emile-Chautemps in the Marais. It contained seven cartridges and had been wrapped in a plastic bag.

The mother of one of the children told Le Parisien “it was one of the little girls that unearthed it. She showed it to her mother who snatched it from her hands, although the girl didn’t want to let it go. If my son had discovered it, he would have definitely tried to use it.”

The mayor of the 3rd arrondissement, Pierre Aidenbaum, told Metro “we don’t know what happened. The park is closed at night and it’s unthinkable that someone could have hidden it there in broad daylight.”

The gun has been sent to a police laboratory to test for fingerprints.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.

From our sponsors

Change the world with a master's degree from Sweden's Linköping University

Master's students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren't there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?