The singer Kendji was injured at a traveler area in Biscarosse (Landes), road to Parentis-en-Born on the D652.

Singer Kendji Girac was shot in the chest during the night from Sunday to Monday, according to BFMTV. The facts are said to have occurred at a traveler reception area located in Biscarrosse, in the Landes. The singer was transported to Bordeaux hospital. His vital prognosis is no longer in jeopardy.

The events took place at the Biscarosse Travelers reception area (Parentis-en-Born road, on the D652), according to information from France Bleu. The police were called around 5:30 a.m. At this time, we do not know the circumstances of the facts. An investigation is open, indicated the public prosecutor of Mont-de-Marsan, Olivier Janson to France Bleu. It was entrusted to the Pau research section and the Prentis-en-Born research brigade.

If the name of the travel area where Kendji was injured has not yet been communicated, there are two different ones in the town of Biscarosse. According to the departmental reception and housing plan for travelers in Landes (2018-2024), the first reception area in Biscarosse, categorized AGP (grand passage), has 170 places and 85 pitches. A pitch being equivalent to a family, or two caravans. The town of Biscarosse also has an area categorized as APP (small passage), comprising 30 spaces including 15 locations. These two areas are managed by the Community of Communes of the Grands Lacs, which also manages the Sanguinet area.

Despite these structures, the establishment of illegal Traveler camps is a sensitive problem in Biscarosse. In July 2023, the prefect of Landes Françoise Tahéri was present in the city for the presentation of summer relief and security measures. An event boycotted by the mayor of Biscarosse, Hélène Larrezet. The cause is the illegal occupation of stadiums and public spaces by Travelers. “Faced with the unsuitability of the means which leave us, local elected officials, alone and powerless, I decided not to participate,” she indicated in the columns of Sud Ouest. Before continuing: “It is necessary to quickly overhaul the procedures in order to be able to immediately intervene and prevent these groups of individuals from settling where they want, at the height of the season and taking us hostage.”