A 10-year-old boy has been shot dead in France after allegedly being caught between the crossfire of fighting drug traffickers.
The tragedy took place in the Pissevin district of Nimes, a city in the south of the country.
The incident took place overnight between Monday and Tuesday, around 11pm, reports Actu17.
Following the boy’s death, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said: “This is a great tragedy which will not go unpunished.
“The police has already arrested several traffickers in recent weeks and it will step up its presence.”
The boy’s uncle was also shot, according to France Bleu.
The local man was driving home with his two nephews when the shooting broke out.
Having been shot in the back, and with one of his nephews also being hit by bullets, he immediately drove to the hospital.
However, the ten-year-old boy could not be saved.