“Whatever happens, we will catch the dogs who did this. We will catch them,” she told the local press.
Friends and family said Renée was known affectionately as “Jackie the gypsy”, and although she had been arrested 20 years ago for shoplifting, she had no recent problems.
Police investigating the crime say there is no obvious motive, but Renée was clearly the target. An appeal for witnesses has been launched.
At about 1.30pm Sunday afternoon, Renée had just given some money to a friend for the pizzas when she was shot at 13 times. Six bullets from a Kalashnikov gun were found in her body – in her back, chest and arm.
Witnesses say the killers were in a blue Jaguar. The saloon had been stolen from the town of Laon, 50 kilometers away, the week before. It was found abandoned in a nearby village that night.