A man and a woman died this Friday in the parking lot of a McDonald’s in Marseilles and three other people were injured when they were shot in what appears to be a new reckoning linked to drug trafficking.
Police sources cited by the newspaper La Provence and by the BFM channel indicated that the author of the shots was a man who machine-gunned a car that was parked in the parking lot of a McDonald’s in the 16th district of this city in the southeast of France.
The 23-year-old driver died instantly, while the woman died from her injuries. Three other passengers were hit by bullets. One of them, who was shot in the chest, was between life and death.
The shell casings found at the scene by the scientific police suggest that the weapon used was a kalasnikov.
Several of the victims had a history of drug trafficking, which suggests that what happened last night is a new settling of scores between gangs for control of the market.