Marseille: Three dead in shootout

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Three people shot dead on the streets of Marseille

Being shot on the streets of Marseille and its surroundings have claimed eight lives since the beginning of the year …

Three men were shot dead on Saturday night at around 10.30pm during a shootout in Bassens city in the northern districts of Marseille , according to sources close to the investigation.  Three individuals were also slightly injured in what appears to be a settling of accounts, said the source, adding that the circumstances and the weapons used were not yet known.

The police commissioner was on hand Saturday night with police investigators near a small four-storey building at the foot of which took place the facts. The interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, reaffirmed in the night from Saturday to Sunday “the absolute determination of the Government to eradicate organized crime, while a shooting caused the death of three people.” “The Republic will catch up and judge the perpetrators of these crimes,” thus affirmed the Minister of the Interior in a statement.

This incident brings the number of murder victims to at least eight who have been shot in the streets of Marseille and its vicinity since the beginning of the year. “It’s dramatic and desperate,” said the mayor of the eighth sector of the city, the Socialist Senator Samia Ghali. “It does not give much hope for future generations. There is a real substantive work to do. “

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