Sunday was a sad day for Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne after the death of their 19-year-old defender, William Gomis.

William was shot dead in La Seyne-sur-Mer, in an incident that claimed the life of another teenager - a 14-year-old boy.

Although details of the incident are still sketchy, the club confirmed their loss in a statement on Monday.

“AS Saint-Etienne had the immense sadness to learn of the tragic death of William Gomis, which occurred last night.

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“Appreciated by his former team-mates and educators for his human qualities, the young player, who would have turned 20 in December, did all his training at the club where he had arrived at the age of 15.

“The club's leaders, coaches, players and employees are deeply affected by William's sudden death and offer their deepest sympathies to his family.”

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