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Tottenham player Serge Aurier's brother shot dead in France

Christopher Aurier has died after being shot in the French city of Toulouse early on Monday morning, it has been confirmed.

Tottenham player Serge Aurier's brother shot dead in France

The brother of Tottenham Hotspur and Ivory Coast footballer Serge Aurier has been shot dead in France, it has been confirmed.

Tottenham confirm media reports of shooting

"The Club is deeply saddened to confirm media reports that Serge Aurier’s brother passed away in the early hours of this morning," Tottenham said on Monday.

"Everybody at the Club sends their sincerest condolences to Serge and his family. Our thoughts are with them all."

Christopher Aurier reportedly killed at Toulouse nightclub

Christopher Aurier, 26, died in hospital after being shot at about 5am on Monday morning at a nightclub on the outskirts of Toulouse, French media has reported.

The suspected gunman fled the scene and is being sought by police, Reuters has reported, citing a French law-enforcement source.

Footballer at fifth-tier club in Toulouse

Also a footballer, Christopher Aurier played for fifth-tier French club Toulouse Rodeo, having graduated from the youth system at RC Lens.