Autopsy of French gunman shows some 20 bullets
Thursday, March 22, 2012
PARIS (AP) -- Officials say an autopsy on the body of the gunman suspected of carrying out the killing spree in the city of Toulouse shows he died of two bullet wounds -- but that he was hit by some 20 bullets, mainly in the arms and legs.
The judicial and police officials said Friday that a bullet wound to the left temple and another to the abdomen of 23-year-old Mohamed Merah were fatal.
The officials said the autopsy also found some 20 bullets, mainly to the arms and legs of the man. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the case publicly.
Merah, who claimed al-Qaida ties, killed seven people in three attacks. He died Thursday in a gunfight after a 32-hour standoff with police who said they fired in self-defense.