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18 Nov 2019 | 05:41 AM UTC

France: One dead, five wounded in shooting in Marseille November 17

France News Alert

Shooting incident kills one and wounds five others in Marseille on November 17; no suspect in custody, avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Marseille, Chemin de Sainte-Marthe

Event

At least one person was killed and another five injured in a shooting that took place at around 22:00 (local time) on Sunday, November 17, in Marseille. The incident happened on chemin de Sainte-Marthe in the cité des Rosiers (14th arrondissement). Police did not immediately release any details about the suspect(s), however, local media outlets report that the attacker(s) fled the scene and that the police do not have anyone in custody as of 06:40 on Monday, November 18. Emergency response and police officials are deployed to the scene of the incident, while the wounded individuals have been hospitalized. Details are still emerging. Avoid the area. 

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions, including road closures, are to be expected in the area over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Marseille are advised to avoid the affected area, report suspicious objects and behavior to the police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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