Krefeld (dpa) – In the center of Krefeld (North Rhine-Westphalia), a man was killed in the street on Monday evening. “We are investigating all possible criminal hypotheses and in reality we only rule out that the man could have been a random victim,” Attorney General Axel Stahl said on Tuesday at the request of the dpa. Homicide is looking for two men.
Witnesses heard several shots at around 7:50 p.m. and saw two men flee into the darkness, investigators said Tuesday. One shot hit the victim in the head. His body was lying on the sidewalk after the crime. She will now be autopsied, she said. The Albanian has been living in Germany for four years.
A police spokesman said the 42-year-old man was known to police for drug and property offences. However, it is said that he was not a “big number” in the drug business, but rather a small-time dealer who had also used drugs himself, dpa learned from investigators.
The next day, bullet holes were found in a mailbox and an intercom on the facade of a house at the scene of the crime. About 30 riot police officers searched under parked cars, in parks and on a railway embankment for the murder weapon. Homicide officers interrogated residents on the street.
It was initially unclear whether the victim was on a bicycle at the time of the crime. “There was a wheel at the crime scene, but it’s also possible that someone just knocked it over,” she said.