An investigation into intentional homicide was opened after the discovery on Saturday in Saint-François, in Guadeloupe (Grande Terre), of the body of a woman shot and killed, the public prosecutor of Pointe-à-Pitre said on Sunday.

The woman, whose body was discovered in a private dwelling on Saturday morning, was "mortally wounded by a firearm", said prosecutor Patrick Desjardins.

No privileged track

The woman, in her 40s, could not be resuscitated according to the firefighters who confirmed the death.

A team of investigators and a medical examiner were dispatched to the scene.

“No track is currently privileged,” said Patrick Desjardins, who specifies that “the work of the investigators is in progress”.

“The investigation has been entrusted to the research section of the national gendarmerie,” he added.


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