Côté d’ivoire and Tottenham defender, Serge Alain Stéphane Aurier’s brother was shot dead yesterday in a night club.

According to Europe 1 and Le Point, the 26-year-old brother was shot in Toulouse earlier today (Monday). The incident happened around 05:00am CET this morning. He was declared dead in hospital. The individual who shot him is currently on the run and has not been caught by local authorities as of this morning.

Local residents called police after discovering a man lying on the ground with a gun wound to the abdomen on the Boulevard de Thibaud. Local media La Dépêche are indicating that the incident occurred near a late night club.

Christopher Aurier was a footballer himself, albeit a distinctly unsettled one judging by his CV which includes almost as many clubs as actual performance, which included trials at Brentford in 2011, plus try out spells with Stalybridge Celtic and Belgian fifth-tier side Rebecq.

The Local police have opened their investigation.