“Collateral victim”, the young woman was the passenger of a vehicle that was riddled with bullets, in Septèmes-les-Vallons (Bouches-du-Rhône).
A 17-year-old girl was killed in a shooting that took place this Friday, July 9 in Septèmes-les-Vallons (Bouches-du-Rhône) – a town bordering Marseille which affects the northern districts – learned Le Figaro from a police source, confirming information from AFP.
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Police were called shortly after midnight to a vehicle riddled with bullets. There were three people inside the targeted vehicle. The driver, born in 1998, escaped unscathed. The passenger, born in 1999, was shot in the shoulder. The latter is known to the police for drug trafficking and violence. Placed in the back, a 17-year-old girl was shot three times in the head. The latter, who was not known to the police, died on the spot, making a “collateral victim “.
According to our colleagues from Provence , two individuals allegedly fired Kalashnikovs and a sawed-off shotgun at the vehicle, a Fiat 500 which was parked.
This is the sixth gun victim in the Marseille region in two weeks. Since the beginning of the year, 14 gunshot deaths have been recorded in the cities of Marseille and its suburbs, including six in settling of scores, according to the latest figures from the judicial police cited by AFP.
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