Marseille: two young girls wounded by bullets, one of whom is brain dead
According to the prefect of Bouches-du-Rhône, they were probably victims of a settling of scores between drug traffickers.
A 19-year-old girl was seriously wounded by bullets and another 17 years old more slightly, on the evening of Sunday evening, in the district of Belle-de-Mai, city of the Moulin du Mai, a poor district of the 3rd arrondissement of Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), learned France Bleu Provence and franceinfo Monday, October 12. The 19-year-old girl is brain dead, a source close to the investigation told franceinfo. She was hit in the head and legs, the Marseille prosecutor told franceinfo.
The two girls were in a vehicle with two other people, two men, when their car was attacked. “a lot of shots around a drug point”, reported the prefect of police of Bouches-du-Rhône Emmanuel Barbe on Cnews. The shooting happened around 10 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle where the young girl was was approached by another with two men inside. One of them got out of the vehicle to fire the automatic weapon. The author fired several times before fleeing.
According to franceinfo information, the driver of the car, who was not injured, was taken into custody. The driver is already known to the police, since he was already the victim of an attempted homicide last year, in 2019. The fourth occupant fled.
The Marseille judicial police are responsible for the investigation. The track of a conflict related to narcotics seems privileged. According to the prefect, these “acts of violence”, with “very young girls” as victims, were clearly committed “because of the drugs”. If this were the case, it would be the eleventh settling of accounts of the year, with nine deaths already since January 1, 2020. The “rules” had caused 10 deaths in 2019 and 23 in 2018, far from the 29 deaths in 2016 .