Drug violence in Marseille: 20 murders in nine months
23 September 2012 Last updated at 04:33 BST
Police in the southern French city of Marseille are investigating the 20th murder there in the past nine months.
They blame the upsurge in violence on drug gangs and the availability of military style weapons.
As Christian Fraser reports from Marseille, as the economy stumbles, the gangs are finding it easier to recruit.