This Thursday, in the afternoon, a young man of 20 years died by firearm in the northern districts of Marseille, learned 20 Minutes Marseille from the prefecture of police of Bouches-du-Rhône, confirming information from BFM Marseille. The facts took place in the city of Micocouliers, a city in the 14th arrondissement known to be a stronghold of drug trafficking in Marseille. The prefect of police of Bouches-du-Rhône Frédérique Camilleri went to the site.

This homicide comes two days after the death of a 17-year-old teenager in the nearby city of La Paternelle, another high place of drug trafficking Marseille also located in the 14th arrondissement.

'A spike in violence'

On 10 February, still at La Paternelle, a 14-year-old boy was seriously wounded by bullets in the night. About twenty assault rifle casings were found at the scene. It was also in this city of the Paternelle that had taken place the first shooting of the year in Marseille, against a background of drug trafficking again, on January 1 around 1:30 am, near the point of deal of the Old Mill, object of a turf war between rival gangs.

"In recent days, we have witnessed a peak of violence centered around two, three cities in Marseille that are undoubtedly in contact with each other," suggests Frédérique Camilleri at the microphone of our colleagues from BFM Marseille.


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