A 17-year-old girl was killed on the night of Thursday to Friday near Marseille, while she was in a car riddled with shots from an assault rifle and sawed-off shotgun, we have learned from a police source. “She is a collateral victim, she was in the back of the vehicle and is not known to the police,” said this source, confirming information from Provence. This is the sixth gun victim in the Marseille region in two weeks.
The car, which was in Septèmes-les-Vallons shortly before midnight, was driven by a woman, who escaped the shooting unscathed. The 21-year-old front passenger was injured in the shoulder, and his days are not in danger according to the police source. The same source adds that this man was known to the police services.
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.