French forensic experts and judiciary police conduct their
investigation at the scene where Adrien Anigo was found
shot dead in Marseille. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
The adult son of French football club Olympique
Marseille's sporting director has been gunned down in the
street, police said, in the latest gangland-style killing in
France's crime-ridden second city.
The killings are drawing attention to the ruling Socialists'
traditionally weak issue of security as President Francois
Hollande's government struggles to control crime in France's
Adrien Anigo was the second person killed in the region of
the southern port city on Thursday (local time), bringing the
number of murders to 15 since the start of the year.
Anigo, about 30, suffered multiple gun shots, including one
to the head, as he was targeted getting out of his car by two
gunmen on motorcycles who fled the scene.
As the son of Jose Anigo, sporting director at one of
France's oldest and most popular clubs, his murder was a top
story for French media.
His killing came hours after gunmen shot a 24-year-old as he
arrived for work in the town of La Ciotat, 30km from
Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault ordered 130 extra riot
police and 24 investigators last month to help stem killings
in Marseille, which has France's second-biggest population
and a large immigrant community.
Most victims were involved in drug trafficking and shot by
rival gang members.