A man was shot dead in a city in the working-class neighborhoods of northern Marseille on Monday evening, June 5, around 21:30 p.m., a police source and emergency services said. The victim is in his twenties, said to AFP the sailors-firefighters of Marseille, called to the scene around 21:30 p.m., confirming the initial information of BFM Marseille Provence. The investigation was entrusted to the judicial police, said for its part the Prefecture of police of Bouches-du-Rhône.
The city of Castellas, in the 15th arrondissement of the second city of France, had already been mourned on the night of April 3, when two men aged 21 and 23 lost their lives, fatally wounded in a shooting. The same night, two teenagers aged 15 and 16 were also shot dead in the Joliette district, in the port area, apparently victims of a killer ordered following the shooting a few minutes earlier cited Castellas. This supposed hitman, arrested three days later, is himself an 18-year-old teenager.
The city of Castellas is one of the many cities in the northern districts of Marseille plagued by drug trafficking and the settling of scores between gangs at war to share a market that can generate up to 80,000 euros per day on the most profitable "stup plans". If this new homicide is indeed linked to drug trafficking, it would be the 23rd of the year in the Phocaean city in just over five months, according to AFP figures. 32 people had lost their lives in 2022 in the Bouches-du-Rhône, against a backdrop of drug trafficking.