27-year-old man killed by guest at Peaky Blinders themed party for New Years Eve

Dordogne firefighters were called to rescue a man injured by a gunshot in Monbazillac on December 31. He was 27 years old and did not survive. It is one of his guests who would have shot him inadvertently, during a fancy dress party on the theme of the series Peaky Blinders.

A 27-year-old man died after being wounded by a gun in Monbazillac on the evening of December 31, during a party organized at his own home.

The emergency services, coming from Bergerac, were called around 9:30 p.m. Upon their arrival, they could only note the death of the young man, victim of a shooting of a hunting weapon.

A theme party that turns into a nightmare

About twenty friends attended the evening, the theme of which was the British series “Peaky Blinders”, which traces the story of a family of criminals in Birmingham in the 1920s.

The participants had known each other from high school, and were all between the ages of 25 and 35.

At the time of the tragedy, some of the revelers were outside to smoke, while the victim was in the garage with a few people.

The alleged author of the fatal shot, aged 27 as the victim, was handling a weapon belonging to his hunter father, when the shot was fired, according to information communicated by the public prosecutor in Bergerac, Odile de Fritsch.

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The shooter, who according to the first elements of the investigation, would have acted involuntarily, was taken into custody at the Bergerac gendarmerie during the night.

Map: the town of Monbazillac, in Dordogne

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