Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier’s brother has reportedly died after being shot in Toulouse in the early hours of this morning.
This is according to both Europe 1 and Le Point, as translated by Get French Football News, which reports that Aurier’s brother was shot on the street and later declared dead in hospital.
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It’s also claimed the killer is still on the run, with police investigating the incident after being alerted to the shooting by members of the public.
Aurier’s brother is reported to have suffered gun wounds to the abdomen, with the shooting reported to have taken place near a nightclub.
If these emerging reports are accurate, this is truly tragic news and our condolences go out to Aurier and the rest of his family.
The Ivory Coast international has been at Tottenham since joining from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, and previously also played for Toulouse, where the report claims his brother died.
Spurs have since confirmed the passing of Aurier’s brother on their official website.
In a statement, they said: “The Club is deeply saddened to confirm media reports that Serge Aurier’s brother passed away in the early hours of this morning.
“We are supporting Serge at this difficult time and we ask that the privacy of the player and his family is respected.
“Everybody at the Club sends their sincerest condolences to Serge and his family. Our thoughts are with them all.”