Tottenham star brother Serge Aurier Christopher was shot dead at 5 a.m. this morning and his killer is still on the run.
Christopher Aurier, 26, was fatally injured in the first hours after being shot in Toulouse outside a nightclub and was declared dead in hospital, according to Le Point and Europe 1.
Local residents called the police after finding a man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the stomach.
Serge Aurier’s brother was shot in Toulouse outside a nightclub
Christopher Aurier, 26, allegedly found on the street in Toulouse with a gunshot wound
The victim’s brother, Serge, had played in Tottenham’s 2-1 derby north of London against Arsenal a few hours earlier.
French authorities have launched an investigation with the perpetrator still at large after fleeing the scene.
Christopher was also a footballer in the French fifth division with Toulouse Rodeo. He had a try with Brentford in the championship in 2011 but was not signed.
Like Serge, he rose through the ranks at RC Lens but did not pass the course of the highest level.
Regarding his Brentford trial, Christopher said in 2017: “Brentford was in Ligue 1 at the time. Everything went well with my trial, but I did not speak English at the time.
‘The coach [Uwe Rosler] said to me, “It’s too bad you don’t understand my instructions. I would have signed you otherwise. “‘
Serge Aurier (right) played for Tottenham in his 2-1 Arsenal victory in Sunday’s derby
Christopher is said to have died at the Toulouse University Hospital
Serge, 27, progressed in Lens before signing for Toulouse. The Ivorian international then ensured his big move to Paris Saint-Germain.
From there, he signed for Tottenham in 2017 and his future at the club seemed uncertain earlier this year after losing the favor of Mauricio Pochettino.
But the right-back found his way back into the team under Jose Mourinho and played the 90 minutes of the North London derby on Sunday.
Serge recently found himself in trouble for breaking the lock rules three times.
He won 62 selections for Côte d’Ivoire and won the African Cup of Nations in 2015. With PSG, he was double champion of France.