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Tag Archives: Marseilles In a sign of rising drug-related violence in France’s second largest city, a 17 year-old has been gunned down dead

The teenager was shot more than 20 times with a  nine-millimetre automatic pistol.

Marseilles Prosecutor Christophe Barret said that gang rivalries were at the root of the crime: 

“This was an incident to do with score-settling, a premeditated murder committed by two determined men using high calibre weapons,” Barret said.

Marseilles, which is France’s second largest city, has been plagued by a wave of shootings in recent years. There have been six so far in 2013 according to police.