According to a report in Berlin's B.Z. newspaper, one party was unhappy with a delivery, made in the relatively respectable district of Charlottenburg. After a shot was fired, all those involved sped off in four different cars.
Witnesses who called the police were able to note down the registration numbers of some of the cars, one of which was a conspicuous red BMW which the police were able to stop shortly afterwards. Its three occupants were arrested.
In the car, the police found packages of sugar, a substance often used to cut cocaine, but a test for the drug was negative. Police were not able to confirm speculation that the fight broke out over a drug deal.
The 38-year-old man who was injured by the shot drove himself to hospital, where he was also arrested. Two more men were arrested at the scene of the fight. Police are still looking for the gun.
“All the suspects refuse to talk about the causes of the fight,” a police spokesman said.