Children sucked into the deadly Marseille drugs wars


The infamous turf wars of drugs dealers in the Mediterranean port of Marseille has escalated this year with the killings of ever-younger victims, prompting French President Emmanuel Macron to visit the city on Wednesday. 

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Two weeks ago a 14-year-old boy called Rayanne was shot dead by a young man on a motor-scooter outside the Les Marronniers housing estate where he lived in northern Marseille. Two other boys - one of 14, the other aged eight - were wounded in the attack, reports BBC News.