A waiter was shot dead in a restaurant on the outskirts of Paris by an impatient customer who lost his temper for having to wait for a sandwich.
The unidentified customer shot the waiter in the shoulder with a pistol after believing it was taking too long to prepare his food, according to several reports in The New York Times.
The rescue team arrived at the crime scene and tried to save the young man, but it was too late. The waiter, 28, died on the scene.
The Mistral restaurant, which opened only in March, is located in the Parisian suburb of Noisy-le-Grand. The suburb is less than 10 miles east of the city center of Paris.
The suspect has not been found so far, The New York Times reported.
Some residents of the area attribute the attack to the drug and crime wing in the area. But others, including city officials, rejected that notion.
"Crime rates are declining in our city," Sylvain Thézard, chief of staff to Noisy-Le-Grand Mayor Brigitte Marsigny, told The Times. “This murder is not at all the result of a deeper problem. It's just sad news."
The murder is under investigation, local police reported.
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