A young man was shot dead on the evening of Sunday January 22 in Marseille, in what would be the second homicide of the year in the department, according to an AFP count, we learned on Monday January 23 from a source. judiciary and police.
The body of the victim, "
a man in his twenties
", was found around 11:00 p.m. in the Cité Fonscolombes, in the 3rd arrondissement of Marseille, in the city center near the port, said the Marseille prosecutor's office, specifying that "
several casings (were) discovered near the victim
The identity of the victim is being confirmed
”, further indicated the prosecution, which has “
opened an investigation into the counts of assassination and participation in a criminal association with a view to the commission of a crime
The investigation was handed over to the federal police.
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According to a police source, the victim was hit in the head by a shot and died despite the intervention of the emergency services.
Second shooting death of the year
According to the AFP count, this is the second shooting death of the year in Marseille, after a 45-year-old man, found dead overnight from Thursday to Friday in a city north of the city, after a shootout that also left two injured.
The year 2022 had been particularly deadly in the second city of France, with 32 victims of homicides in an organized gang, mainly against the backdrop of drug trafficking, according to figures from the prosecution.