Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has expressed his grief and solidarity following the tragic shooting of a 17-year-old boy in Paris. Mbappe took to his Twitter handle to share his thoughts on the “unacceptable situation” in France. According to reports, a French police officer is under investigation for homicide after fatally shooting the teenager, identified as Naël M, who failed to comply with an order to stop his Mercedes.

The 17-year-old eventually died of his injuries in the suburb of Nanterre and the incident has sparked outrage and raised concerns about police conduct. The Guardian adds that a video shared on social media shows two police officers beside the car, a Mercedes AMG, one of which shoots as the driver pulls away.

Mbappe offered his condolences to the family of the young victim, referring to him as an "angel" who was taken too soon. In a tweet, the PSG star expressed his sadness and solidarity, saying, "I feel bad for my France. An unacceptable situation. All my thoughts go out to Naël’s family and loved ones, this little angel who left far too soon."

The shooting has led to clashes between youths and the police, with reports of barricades and garbage bins being set on fire, a bus stop being vandalized, and the throwing of firecrackers at law enforcement. In response, the police used tear gas and grenades to disperse the crowds and arrested 24 people, according to reports.

Kylian Mbappe’s footballing future is up for the toss currently as PSG reportedly want to sell the youngster this season itself with him declining an extension of his contract beyond 2024. Mbappe is heavily linked with Real Madrid and various clubs in the Premier League.