April 28, 2017

German player injured, relation killed in shooting

A footballer who plays for German second-tier side Dynamo Dresden was injured in a shooting which killed one family member and injured another, the club said in a statement on Wednesday.

Marc Wachs, 21, was “seriously injured” and had to undergo an emergency operation following the incident at a corner shop in the town of Wiesbaden although his condition is not life-threatening, the club said.

Wiesbaden police, without naming the victims, said a 59-year-old woman was killed in an incident on Tuesday at a shop where she worked and that her husband and 21-year-old nephew were hurt.

Police said they were looking for a male suspect. German media said the incident was a robbery.

“We are shocked, bewildered and deeply affected. The entire Dynamo family is behind Marc and his family,” Dresden’s sporting director Ralf Minge said in a club statement.

“We will be wherever our help and support is needed. Marc, his family, and the process of recovery, both physically and mentally, now come above everything else.”

Wachs, a left back, was raised at Mainz 05 and played for their reserve team in the last two seasons.

He joined Dresden on a free transfer this year and has been on the bench for several games, but is yet to make his professional debut.