Serge Aurier: Tottenham defender’s brother shot dead

Christopher Aurier and Tottenham's Serge Aurier

Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier is in mourning after his brother Christopher was shot dead in Toulouse, France on Monday.

According to Europe 1, Christopher was fatally shot and was hit in the abdomen by a suspect. He was confirmed dead after he was taken to the hospital.

The suspect is on the run and police have started an investigation into the matter.

The deceased was a professional footballer like his brother, they both started their career at Lens.

After leaving Lens, Serge Aurier teamed up with Toulouse in 2012 and then joined Paris Saint-Germain, initially on loan before the deal was made permanent.

The defender joined Premier League club Tottenham in 2017 for a fee of €1.5 million on a four-half year deal and has been a key member of the side.

Aurier has featured in 54 league games for Tottenham since his arrival in England and this season he has been a consistent figure for Jose Mourinho’s men.

The Ivory Coast international has made 39 appearances across all competitions for the Lilywhites in this campaign.

It is uncertain if he would feature against Newcastle United on Wednesday.