Third boy dies in police shooting

A teenager shot in the head by police during an arrest on Tuesday died yesterday, the third youth to be killed by a police gun this week, raising fears of new rioting against alleged police brutality, AP reports from Paris.

Rachid Ardjani, 17, of Algerian origin, was shot in the northern city of Turcoing as police converged on a band of joy-riding youths and had been in a coma. A 17-year-old Zairean theft suspect shot by an interrogator who drew a pistol to frighten him, and a French youth was killed in the Alpine town of Chambery as police were arresting him for theft.