Sunday 25 August 2019

Young football star rushed to hospital for emergency surgery after street shooting

DRESDEN, GERMANY - JULY 19: Marc Wachs of Dynamo Dresden poses during the Dynamo Dresden Team Presentation on July 19, 2016 in Dresden, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DRESDEN, GERMANY - JULY 19: Marc Wachs of Dynamo Dresden poses during the Dynamo Dresden Team Presentation on July 19, 2016 in Dresden, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

A 21-year-old German footballer had to undergo emergency surgery after a shooting which claimed the life of his aunt.

Marc Wachs, who plays for Dynamo Dresden, was injured outside his aunt's shop along with her husband. His club have since confirmed that the defender's surgery was successful and he is no immediate danger.

“We are shocked, stunned and deeply saddened," Dynamo Dresden Sporting Director Ralf Minge said in a statement.

“The entire Dynamo family is behind Marc and his family. We will be wherever our help and support is needed.

“Marc, his family, and the process of recovery, both physically and mentally, are now the only priorities.

“Everything else does not matter. I would also like to express our deep compassion to Marc, his family and all his relatives.

“We specifically ask you to respect the privacy of Marc and his family more than ever.”

Police are investigating whether robbery was a motive for the attack. The incident took place in Wiesbaden, outside Frankfurt.

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