WILL STEWART and ROB COOPER
Friday, March 23, 2012
A Russian banker is in a coma today after being shot in a suspected assassination in London.
German Gorbuntsov, an exile in Britain, is in a critical condition in hospital, after being shot several times.
The 45-year-old’s friends fear a contract bid possibly originating in war-ravaged Chechnya was made to silence him as a witness in a high profile attempted murder case in Moscow.
A man with a submachine gun opened fire as Mr Gorbuntsov entered a block of flats near Canary Wharf in the heart of the capital’s financial district, according to reports.
This article was posted: Friday, March 23, 2012 at 10:25 am