The 35-year-old man, released from prison two months ago, was traveling with his partner and his three children in the Sainte-Musse district in Toulon when he was shot, “obviously expected by the shooter”, said the prosecution from Toulon. The shooter, who was “a few tens of centimeters from the target”, fled, said Toulon public prosecutor Bernard Marchal, citing a “brutal settling of scores”.
Hit by several bullets, the man died in hospital. The 31-year-old woman was also injured but the children, installed in the back of the vehicle, were not affected, according to a police source. The investigation was entrusted to the judicial police of Toulon.