Three young men were shot dead early Sunday morning in an eastern district of Marseille. The attackers fled.
Three young men were shot dead early Sunday morning in a district east of Marseille, we learned from firefighters and police sources. Unknown persons driving by car opened fire on another vehicle, in which were five young men, according to the police source. Three of the occupants were fatally hit.
The firefighters, who intervened shortly before 6 a.m., pronounced the death of the three victims on the spot, men aged around 25 years. The two additional car occupants who were the target of the shots managed to flee. The attackers were able to leave the scene in their vehicle. The firefighters said they intervened a little later for a burning car found not far from the place of the attack, without it being immediately clear if it was that of the attackers.
Settlement of accounts
The police chief of Bouches-du-Rhône, Frédérique Camilleri, went to the scene of this new shooting, while scores on the background of drug trafficking are on the rise in the second city of France. The judicial police have been seized of the investigation.