New shooting in Marseille. Three men were shot dead Saturday around 22: 30 pm at Bassens city in northern Marseille, did you source close to the investigation. Three individuals were also slightly injured in what appears to be a settling of accounts, said the source, adding that the circumstances and the weapons used were not yet known. The police commissioner was on hand Saturday night with the police investigators near a small four-storey building at the foot of which took place the facts.
“A man arrives, he défouraille and kills three and injures three others, “summarized the deputy prosecutor of Marseille André Ribes. The latter declined to give more details on facts not yet established with certainty. The officials of the judicial police, immediately seizure focus initially understand the scene which took place at the foot of a small four-storey building in the sensitive city of the 15th arrondissement of Bassens, an area known as instead of drug trafficking.
A very weak sector
A source close to the case told the caliber of the weapon used was “complicated”, different from 7.62mm usual Kalashnikov. Investigators strive to determine what type of weapon was used: a modified Kalashnikov ammunition to fire or another model. If the conduct of the shooting has not quite been restored, the thesis of reckoning on drug trafficking bottom is little doubt, according to investigators. “Obviously, this is related to drugs,” said a source close to the investigation. “The involvement of victims (whose identity was not revealed, Ed) in the drug trade seems quite established for at least two of them,” the source said.
the neighborhood has been targeted repeatedly police operations, leading to the arrest and / or seizure of products: “We are on a very weak sector, it was good typing recently including recently “and” aroused lust, “added the same source. “From there, all scenarios are possible: either this is the team that manages the network that wanted to defend himself, or is a team wanted to get it back,” she adds
in a report in early February, the authorities had welcomed the expected overall decrease in crime in Marseille, except in homicides. The prosecutor Brice Robin Marseille stressed that dismantling trafficking could destabilize the underground economy and an upsurge of killings. “We indirectly generate of reckoning when we fall of the teams,” he explained. “I think that’s the case here,” said the source close to the investigation.
“A real substantive work to do”
The shooting brings to ten the death toll in the town, including nine in Marseille, occurred since the beginning of the year, most of these killings are considered of reckoning. In 2015, 19 people were killed in the settling of accounts in the Bouches-du-Rhône, 18 in 2014 and 17 in 2013. The interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, reaffirmed in the night from Saturday to Sunday “the absolute determination of the Government to eradicate organized crime. ” “The Republic will catch up and judge the perpetrators of these crimes,” said the minister in a statement. “It’s dramatic and desperate,” responded the mayor of the 15th and 16th districts of the city, the Socialist Senator Samia Ghali. “It does not give much hope for future generations. It is a real substantive work to do,” she said.
“We are in the presence of score-settling related to drug trafficking, traffickers are killing each other, “said the group’s president of LR majority in the municipal council of Marseilles Yves Moraine on France Bleu Provence. The elected evokes “in Marseille as elsewhere, cities that are gangrenous by drug trafficking which generates a lot of money.” Socialist MP Patrick Mennucci said he had to reopen the case of the legalization of cannabis, saying that the fight against these killings can not be achieved “if we do not create a state sector on the distribution of cannabis.” “Be aware, this is 15% of the police who were mobilized on trafficking in cannabis, it’s huge. And Marseille is definitely more!” he said.