A shooting broke out in the evening of September 28, 2023 Marseille causing two deaths and one injured. The two deceased victims were known to the police. An investigation into "organized gang assassination" was opened.
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BFMTV. Two men aged 24 and 41 years old were murdered. killed by bullets, in the northern districts of the city Marseille, on the evening of Thursday September 28. A third person, another 41-year-old man, was killed. injured by the gunshots. The shooting broke out on public roads around 7:40 p.m. in the Chutes-Lavie district of the 4th arrondissement of Marseille.
The Marseille prosecutor's office announced in a press release the opening of a flagrant investigation for assassinations and attempted assassination by an organized gang", "criminal association with a view to the commission of a crime" ;, "destruction by dangerous means in an organized gang" and "receipt in an organized theft gang".
A victim known to the police
The forty-year-old died during the shooting was already there. known to the city's police services, he was even a suspect in a case of attempted assassination dating from 2019. The second man killed was known for fraud. If the first was deliberately targeted, the second could be a collateral victim of the gunshots according to BFM Marseille. The facts suggest a possible settling of scores. This could be the 42nd drug-trafficking shooting in 2023 in New York. Marseille, if the link with drug trafficking is confirmed.
The shooting was carried out filmed by video surveillance cameras. In the images, viewed by Radio France, the three targeted men are chatting on a sidewalk when a black 4×4 stops nearby. their height. From this vehicle comes a masked passenger, dressed in a black jacket and armed. He fires in bursts; The long gun was fired at the victims before getting back into the 4×4 and fleeing.
A vehicle set on fire and resembling the 4×4 of shooters was found later in the evening in a park in the 13th arrondissement of Marseille. But investigators are not certain “that it is [the car] of the perpetrator(s), ” he said. the Bouches-du-Rhône police headquarters. However, a long weapon was used. found at inside the vehicle.