A 21-year-old man was shot dead late Saturday evening in a neighborhood near the center of Marseille and two others were also shot and wounded, AFP learned from various sources close to the investigation.
"Shortly before midnight, two people on a scooter fired at an individual on foot", a 21-year-old man, avenue Camille Pelletan, in the 3rd arrondissement of Marseille, one of the poorest in the city, indicated a police source, confirming information from the daily La Provence.
The shot young man "died a few moments later," said the same source, according to whom two other "slightly injured" are also to be deplored.
During the events that occurred "shortly before 11:30 p.m.", in addition to the person killed, two men were hit, one in the foot and the other in the buttock, said another source close to the investigation, adding that he did not It was not possible for the moment "to say whether they are targets or collateral victims".
The investigation was handed over to the federal police.
No details were given on the reasons for this case.
Bouches-du-Rhône and Marseille regularly experience settling of accounts related to drug trafficking.