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Frankfurt police hunt gunmen after broad-daylight shooting

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Frankfurt police hunt gunmen after broad-daylight shooting
Police forensics officers examine the victims' car, with bullet holes clearly visible in the windscreen. Photo: DPA
08:20 CEST+02:00
Police are hunting for unknown gunmen who shot and seriously wounded two men in broad daylight in central Frankfurt on Thursday.

The two victims were climbing out of a white Mercedes SUV on Friedrich-Stoltze-Platz in the late afternoon when the attackers opened fire.

They had been sitting outside a cafe just metres away from the Zeil pedestrian zone, one of Germany's busiest shopping streets.

Large numbers of heavily-armed officers were immediately dispatched to the scene, where the victims' car could be seen standing with several bullet holes in its windscreen.

Officers are now hunting for a black estate car which they believe to have been the getaway vehicle.

A pistol lies on the ground at the scene of the shootout in Frankfurt. Photo: DPA

A motorbike and a firearm were both recovered from the scene and have been taken in for forensic tests.

Investigators told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that they had ruled out the possibility of a terrorist attack and were focusing on possible links to organized crime.

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