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Young Man Killed in Marseille Amid Ongoing Drug War

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A young man in his twenties was killed in a probable narchomicide in northern Marseille, marking the seventh such death this year. The incident highlights the ongoing drug war in the city.

Tragic Death in Marseille: A Closer Look

A young man in his twenties was tragically killed by gunfire on Wednesday evening in the deprived areas of northern Marseille. The incident, which took place in the Cité des Iris in the 14th arrondissement, has been labeled a probable narchomicide by police sources. The victim, who was known to the courts for delinquency and narcotics use, was transported in absolute emergency to Timone Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 11:30 p.m.

Ongoing Drug War in Marseille

The neighborhood where the shooting occurred is at the heart of a brutal war between drug traffickers. The judicial police have seized the case, and an investigation has been opened for “homicide by firearm.” This incident marks the seventh narchomicide of the year in Marseille, a significant drop from the 24 such deaths recorded at the same time last year. The ongoing drug trafficking issues continue to plague certain neighborhoods in France's second-largest city.

Judicial Police Take Charge

The Bouches-du-Rhône interdepartmental judicial police service (SIPJ 13) has taken charge of the investigation. The authorities are working to confirm whether the homicide is indeed linked to the ongoing drug war in the area. The police and judicial system are under pressure to address the rising violence and restore safety in these troubled neighborhoods.

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Refs: | Le Parisien | Le Figaro |

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