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Egyptian immigrant seriously injured after police shot him in France

A 35-year-old Egyptian immigrant was seriously injured after a policeman shot him while trying to stop a truck carrying four other migrants near Nice southeast of France, AFP reported.

Italian authorities were chasing the refrigerated truck, which was transporting foreigners illegally, located Tuesday night in Souspel, a French town near the Italian border, Nice’s public prosecutor Xavier Bonhomme said in a statement.

As the security forces chased the truck on a steep road near Nice, the truck driver increased its speed towards a police car, and one of the policemen used his weapon and fired four times trying to stop it, the statement added.

The truck stopped in an area of ​​Nice, and the driver and two passengers in the front seat fled.

Five migrants were found inside the truck, including a 35-year-old Egyptian who was shot in the head and taken to hospital in a “critical condition”.

According to the public prosecutor, the truck showed signs of two gunshot wounds.

The Public Prosecution opened two investigations into the incident.

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