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Image caption The waiter died at the scene despite attempts to save him. A waiter in Paris has been shot dead by a customer who was reportedly angry because his sandwich wasn't prepared quickly enough. Police say a murder investigation has been launched after the incident on Friday evening in the eastern Noisy-le-Grand suburb. The suspect fled the scene and has not been caught. Ambulance crews tried to save the 28-year-old waiter, who had been shot in the shoulder, but he died at the scene. His colleagues told police that the customer had lost his temper at the pizza and sandwich shop because of the length of time it had taken to prepare his meal. The killing has stunned local residents and shopkeepers. Full story

18 August