A man in his twenties was found dead from a bullet in the head on the night of Friday to Saturday, in the heart of Marseille, near the Belle de Mai district.
The Marseille firefighters, called to the scene around midnight, were unable to resuscitate the victim, who was declared dead on the spot shortly after.
There was still nothing on Saturday morning to understand the unfolding of the facts, or to know if this event could be a settling of scores linked to drug trafficking.
“The man has not yet been identified and as it stands, no information is available on the motive” of this homicide, said Dominique Laurens, prosecutor of the Republic of Marseille.
The investigation was handed over to the federal police.