Marseille: One man killed and two injured in a shootout

Marseille: One man killed and two injured in a shootout

A man in his 40s was found dead in a town north of Marseille on Thursday night after a shooting that also injured two, police sources and firefighters have told AFP.

A man in his 40s was killed in a gunfight that broke out around midnight in the town of Consolat in Marseille’s 15th arrondissement on Thursday night. Two other people were injured.

An open investigation

The vital prognosis of the two injured, aged about twenty years, is not proven, but they were hospitalized, according to the fire department.

The investigation was entrusted to the Marseille criminal police. Since the beginning of 2023, there have been several shootings in Marseille with injuries.

On January 11, a man was injured, Aygalades was quoted as saying, also in the city’s northern districts, and a woman was hit by shrapnel while she was on her balcony, according to a police source.

In 2022, the Marseille prosecutor had identified 32 victims of organized gang killings in the Bouches-du-Rhône, including 28 in Marseille. A number that surpasses the record of 2016, where prosecutors counted 31 victims of this type of crime. The police headquarters reported 31 “deaths from shots in connection with drug trafficking” in 2022.

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