SERGE AURIER’S brother Christopher has been shot dead.
The 26-year-old’s killer is still on the run after the incident which took place at 5am in Toulouse, France, according to local media.
Christopher Aurier was found with a gunshot wound in his abdomen
Europe 1 claim local residents called the police after finding the 26-year-old on the ground.
He was allegedly shot in the stomach before the killer fled the scene.
The incident is believed to have happened outside a nightclub in the early hours of the morning.
Christopher was then pronounced dead at Toulouse University hospital.
Spurs have paid tribute to Christopher with a post shared to their Twitter page.
Alongside a picture of Serge’s shirt, it read: “The Club is deeply saddened to confirm media reports that Serge Aurier’s brother passed away in the early hours of the morning.
“Everybody at the club sends their sincerest condolences to Serge and his family.
“Our thoughts are with them all.”
Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe posted: “I am with you… @Serge_Aurier.”
Wilfried Bony shared a picture to his Instagram page alongside the caption: “Courage my brother. Love and condolences to your family. RIP to your brother.”
Christopher, brother of 62-cap Ivory Coast international Serge, played football at an amateur level.
Like Serge, Christopher progressed through the ranks at RC Lens in the early stages of his career.
He had a trial with Brentford back in 2011, but failed to make the cut with the Championship side.
Speaking in 2017, he explained of his failed trial: “Brentford were in League One at the time. Everything went well with my trial, but I could not speak English at the time.
“The coach [Uwe Rosler] told me: ‘It’s a shame you can’t understand my instructions. I’d have signed you otherwise.’
The Club is deeply saddened to confirm media reports that Serge Aurier’s brother passed away in the early hours of this morning.Everybody at the Club sends their sincerest condolences to Serge and his family. Our thoughts are with them all. pic.twitter.com/NVw0v9OWCR
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 13, 2020
“I had a trial at Stalybridge, but I did not like it as it was too far away. So I left them – only to spend seven months with a club in Qatar.”
Most recently the 26-year-old was on the books for fifth division side Toulouse Rodeo.
Brother Serge was in action yesterday for Tottenham as they beat Arsenal 2-1 in the North London derby.
Serge Aurier joined Spurs from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017Credit: AP:Associated Press
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