France: Hooded gunmen open fire with Kalashnikovs in Marseille

France: Hooded gunmen open fire with Kalashnikovs in Marseille


May 21, 2018

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Ramadan in Marseille? Possibly, and possibly not. But if it is jihad, we cannot be sure that French authorities will be forthcoming about that. Like authorities all over Europe, they appear intent upon covering up the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat.

The men opened fire on a group of young people not far from the cultural space known as ‘La Busserine’, local media Corse-Matin reports.

Three vehicles with the masked individuals arrived in the city’s district of Busserine at 5pm local time, France’s ACTU17 said.

As police arrived on the scene they were blocked by some of the suspects in a Renault Megane, France Bleu reports.

There was then a shoot-out with police before the attackers fled the scene.

At this time it is unclear if any arrests have been made, but police are investigating and a cordon has been set up.



Investigators have so far found 9mm and 7.62 shells at the scene which correspond to Kalashnikov bullets.

Christophe Reynaud of the Marseille police said one resident was hit in the head with a butt of a gun and slightly injured during the incident.

Mr Reynaud also ruled out terrorism as a motive, adding the shooting probably was drug-related.

Marseille’s Marines-Pompiers, the city’s fire and rescue service, were also at the scene.

This is the second shooting in the city in a matter of weeks.



Last month a man, said to be in his thirties, was seriously injured in a shooting outside a restaurant in central Marseille

The victim was hit several times in a hail of bullets after two gunmen opened fire as he sat with a drink in a snack bar.

He was in “serious condition”, according to France TV, after being shot more than once in the legs.

The shooting took place in broad daylight shortly before 3pm local time (2pm GMT) on April 17.


Marseille shooting: Gunmen opened fire near cultural space known as ‘La Busserine’


There are said to be several witnesses to the brazen attack on Avenue Camille Pelletan.

Since the start of the year, six people have been killed in shootings in Marseille, France TV said.

And three more people have been killed in gun violence in the wider Bouches-du-Rhone area.

Via UK Express and Jihad Watch.



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