The eight adults, aged 18 to 30, were placed in pre-trial detention. The 10-year-old child, who died in August in Nîmes (Gard), is a collateral victim of the drug war.
Nine men, including a 17-year-old minor, were indicted for organized gang homicide in the investigation into the death of 10-year-old Fayed, a collateral victim of the drug war in August in Nîmes, the prosecutor announced from Marseille, Saturday November 18. The eight adults arrested, aged 18 to 30, were placed in pre-trial detention. The 17-year-old teenager is under judicial supervision, Nicolas Bessone said during a press conference, explaining that the people arrested were from Nîmes, Marseille and Paris.
All of them are already well known to the police for possession of weapons, drug trafficking, kidnapping and sequestration, and criminal conspiracy. This team also includes young Marseillais, suspected of having been called in for reinforcements for the shooting. These people were arrested between Monday and Tuesday in the Nîmes region and in the Marseille region. Investigators managed to identify the suspects in particular thanks to the prints discovered on the shell casings found on the ground in August, after the shootings, franceinfo learned from a source close to the case, thus confirming information from the newspaper The Parisian.
“Young Fayed and his family, collateral victims”
On August 21, Fayed, 10, died in Nîmes after being shot while in the car of his uncle, who was himself injured. The events took place in the Pissevin district, in the southwest of the city, around 11 p.m. The uncle, who lives in the neighborhood, was driving home with his two nephews when the shooting broke out. The second nephew escaped unhurt. “Young Fayed and his family had nothing to do with drug trafficking and are obviously collateral victims, perhaps a mistargeting due to the make of the car in which they were traveling. found”, the prosecutor explained on Saturday.
The investigation seems to be heading towards the Marseille track since it appears that the deal point of the Pissevin city “finds itself the subject of attacks from the (Nîmes) city of Mas de Mingue. And behind it we feel that the city of Mas de Mingue would have connections and support from the DZ Mafia”, one of the main Marseille clans, detailed Nicolas Bessone.
Two days after Fayed’s death, an 18-year-old young man was killed at a deal point in Nîmes. The two investigations were linked, the prosecution also specified, suggesting that this second victim was perhaps the initial target on the evening of Fayed’s death.
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