Spike in Marseille gun violence claims 11th victim this year
A man was shot dead Monday in Marseille, bringing to 11 the number of people killed in gun violence since the start of the year in the crime-ridden southern French port, rescue workers said.
A man in his 50s was killed by gunshots to the chest after several shots were fired in the car park of a social housing building.
He was killed two days after a triple homicide.
On Saturday, three men were killed while watching a football match at a cafe with friends, with investigators suspecting a settling of scores in a drug-related affair.
Nineteen people were killed in gun violence in the city in the whole of last year.
Shootings are a regular occurrence in Marseille.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has said 6,000 weapons a year were being seized from criminal groups in Marseille, of which 1,200 were combat rifles and other weapons of war.
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