Tottenham Hotspur defender, Serge Aurier, on Monday lost his younger brother in a shooting that took place in Toulouse.
The development was revealed in a statement released by a police source on Monday.
The Fire Service noted that when emergency services arrived at the scene at 5:00 am local time (0300 GMT), the 26-year-old was injured in the abdomen and he later died in hospital.
A source close to the investigation noted that the gunman who shoots the 26-year-old fled the scene of the incident.
According to local radio, the victim was Christopher Aurier, who plays for French fifth-division team Toulouse Rodeo.
He came through the youth academy at Lens like his older brother, an Ivorian international and former Paris Saint-Germain full-back, but failed to break through at the highest level.