A 30-year-old Frenchman was gunned down on a packed beach at the southern French resort of La Ciotat on Tuesday evening, the second killing in 24 hours, police said.

They said Habib Guitone, a minor criminal well-known to local police, was shot in the heart in front of tourists on this mediterranean beach. He died later in the hospital.On Monday evening tourists who flock to the resort fled in terror when unknown attackers pumped eight bullets into a local drug trafficker Paul Gruau, 30, as he rode on a motorcycle along the resort's beach-front promenade.