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Man wounded in gun attack on refugee home

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Man wounded in gun attack on refugee home
Police and investigators outside the refugee home in Dreieich, south of Frankfurt, on Monday morning. Photo: DPA
11:02 CET+01:00
A man living in a refugee home near Frankfurt was wounded by a bullet early on Monday morning after unknown attackers fired on the building several times .

Police said that the attack happened in Dreieich, south of Frankfurt, just before 2.30am, and that the unknown gunmen targeted one of the building's windows.

The 23-year-old man was hit while he slept and was slightly injured. He was brought to hospital but was released after being treated briefly by doctors.

Officers say that they are investigating as fast as possible but would not reveal details about the type of munitions used or any possible political motivation for the attack.

Police forensics specialists examine bullet impacts in the window of a refugee home in Dreieich, south of Frankfurt, on Monday. Photo: DPA

"It could be anything. We are investigating all possibilities," a spokesman said.

Detectives have locked down the area around the accommodation block and are hunting for forensic evidence.

Witnesses are requested to call the Criminal Police in Offenbach on 069 8098 1234.

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