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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-09-06

Adrien Anigo, the son of Olympique Marseille President José Anigo was murdered Thursday afternoon in an apparent gangland killing, police said. A total of 15 people have been killed in similar street killings in Marseille so far this year.

The son of Olympique Marseille football club president José Anigo was gunned down Thursday in an apparent “settling of scores” in the southern French city, police sources confirmed.

Adrien Anigo was murdered in a northern suburb of the restive port city at around 4pm by two men riding a motorbike.

Police said he was shot at point blank range, at least once in the head, with a “high calibre” weapon as he was getting out of his car.

He was the second person to be killed in the same execution style in Marseille region that day.

Adrien Anigo was suspected of being part of a gang of robbers who targeted dozens of jewellers in 2006-2007.

He had been taken into custody briefly in 2010, but was released soon after on a technicality.

A total of 15 people have been killed in similar street killings in Marseille so far this year.  Police say the murders bear all the hallmarks of gangland killings that are more often than not linked to drug trafficking.

Date created : 2013-09-05

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