September 23, 2021

Marseille: three dead in two new shootings last night

  • August 22, 2021
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Marseille: three dead in two new shootings last night

Two people were killed in a shootout in the northern neighborhoods of the city while a third was abducted in the 4th district and then burned alive in his car.

Three people died in two separate shootings on the night of Saturday, August 21 to Sunday, August 22 in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), announces the police prefecture of Marseille. The judicial police are seized for these two facts.

The first shooting took place around midnight, Blue Navy City, Charles Moretti Boulevard, in the 14th arrondissement. Two people, aged 25 and 26, were shot and killed. Kalashnikov and 9 mm casings were found at the scene.

A man kidnapped and burned alive

A 27-year-old man was also kidnapped in the 4th arrondissement of Marseille later, just before 2 am, after exchanges of gunshots. According to Rudy Manna, Alliance’s departmental secretary at France Bleu Provence, he was then burned alive in his car in the 13th arrondissement. A terrible technique that had not been used for several years,’ he says.

s.” While it is too early to determine the motives of the perpetrators of this act, this new episode of violence does not undermine the determination of the State services to fight relentlessly against trafficking and the circulation of arms, and to put all the means to find the perpetrators of these homicides”, reacts in a statement the Marseille police prefect Frédérique Camilleri.

The prefecture says that “94 police officers have already arrived in reinforcement in Marseille since the beginning of the year.” In addition, “the 120 police officers of CRS companies carry out 3 to 6 major anti-drug operations every day in addition to the work of local police officers.”

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