Sunday, December 25, 2016

Marseille : a young, riddled with bullets on the evening of Christmas eve – The Figaro

A man of 19 was shot and killed Saturday night by several bullets of large calibre in the northern suburbs of the city. This Sunday, a person was placed in custody and another is missing.

A 19-year-old was shot and killed Saturday night by several bullets of large calibre in the northern suburbs of Marseille. The victim has been killed in the early evening in a snack-tea room of the park Kalliste (or Kallisté), a city deemed to be sensitive of the Fifteenth district of the city. Three attackers shot him with a gun “kalashnikov”. The fire has been fed and the spent cartridges had been found up to the outside of the facility. The attackers fled before the police arrived.

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Sunday morning, investigators were not yet able to say with certainty whether the victim was killed as part of a settlement of accounts or to another mobile. The young man killed was not known but it seemed clear, however, referred to, and succumbed to a fifteen impacts mainly at the level of the thorax. If the hypothesis were to be confirmed, it would be the 33rd person killed in similar circumstances since the beginning of the year in the Bouches-du-Rhône.

In the course of the investigation, a person was placed in custody and investigators were on the trail of a possible abduction, the prosecutor stated Xavier Tarabeux to the AFP. The persons that were talk tables with the victim have not been found, and one is “likely to have been brought” after the fact, added the judge. By who? How? The magistrate has not given elements.

The park Kalliste is a réresidence, built in the années 1960 with 9 buildings for 753 dwellings.

The park Kalliste is a residence built in the 1960s comprising 9 buildings for 753 housing units. photo Credits :

the manager of The tea room where took place the murder of a 22-year old man, was taken into custody, according to the prosecutor. This measure should enable the query in more detail, and to know in particular who was precisely in his institution at the time of the facts. To try to find out more, police clashed Saturday night in “the law of silence” that seems to prevail in the city, reminiscent of Provence.

A previous shooting had occurred in this city last April. Two men had been wounded.

In 2015, the regulations of the accounts had been 19 deaths in the department – a figure that had reached 30 dead in the mid-1980s.


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