No injury but immense fear: the cars of three Olympique de Marseille (OM) players were the target of gunfire on the night of Sunday May 19 to Monday May 20. According to sources close to the investigation, the facts, which led to the opening of an investigation for “attempted homicides”, occurred after leaving the Commanderie training center, in the east from the city, shortly after 3 a.m.

The team had just returned to Marseille after winning its last match of a season in Le Havre (2-1) which did not meet the club’s sporting expectations.

While the vehicles of three players entered a road after exiting from the rear of the center, they were targeted by one or more shooters who were in a car, according to one of these sources, confirmed by the floor. Two of the players’ vehicles were hit, one by one impact and the other by two, without the players being injured. The footballers managed to escape behind the wheel of their cars. The attacker(s) have not been found.

“Shocked” players

According to another of these sources, the two players whose vehicles were hit are Cameroonian internationals Jean Onana and Faris Moumbagna.

A source close to Olympique de Marseille spoke to Agence France-Presse about an attempted “car-jacking” (armed vehicle theft), adding that the players, “shocked”, had “taken steps legal” necessary, the club being “at their side to support them”.