Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that the brother of Ivory Coast international Serge Aurier has died in a shooting.
Early reports in France suggest Christopher Aurier, aged 26, who plays for Rodeo Toulouse in the fifth tier of French football, was shot at a nightclub in the early hours of Monday 13th July in Toulouse.
A statement read: “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.”
Aurier featured in Spurs 2-1 derby win against Arsenal on Sunday.
According to French Police, the suspected gunman fled the scene and is still at large.
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