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Marseille: third fatal shooting in one week

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08:25 CET+01:00

French TV reported on Friday morning that score settling may be behind the third murder in five days in the southern city of Marseille.

A man was shot dead and another was injured in a snack bar in the city late on Thursday night.

BFM TV reported that the attack was carried out with a Kalashnikov weapon.

The two victims were aged 41 and 32 reported newspaper 20 Minutes.

"This involved one shooter, perhaps with a second individual," said the public prosecutor, Jacques Dallest.

"He started shooting inside the bar, killing one man and seriously injuring one other who was seemingly an employee."

A total of 30 gun cartridges and bullet marks were found in the bar.

"We don't know if the dead man was a client or worked in the bar," he said. 

The shooting rounds off a week of violence in the city which is known for its problems with crime. 

On Sunday night a man was shot dead by police after a car chase in the town of Vitrolles, north of Marseille. 

The next day a Romanian man was also shot dead by police after a burglary in the northern part of the city. 

Interior minister Claude Guéant installed a new senior official, Alain Gardère, to combat crime in the city in August. 

He also pledged a reinforcement of 360 additional police officers for the city, including 200 from the anti-riot CRS squad.


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