Hertha Berlin’s team bus has been shot at on the eve of a German Cup match in Bielefeld.
The Bundesliga club say that the team bus was fired at by a motorcyclist in the north-west German town, but added that no one was injured as a result of the incident.
The club said the motorcyclist had overtaken the bus and threatened the driver “with his fist”, before pointing a gun at him and the bus.
Only the driver was on board at the time of the shooting and police are now investigating.
Unbelievable! On the way to Bielefeld our team bus was shot at. Luckily no one is injured pic.twitter.com/0vVek8gAvU
— Hertha English (@HerthaBSC_EN) August 9, 2015
The vehicle was travelling from the team hotel to pick the players up from Bielefeld Central Station. Hertha chief executive Michael Preetz said: “We are deeply shocked and hope that the perpetrators will be caught.
Luckily our bus driver got off with a fright.” Hertha are due to play their first-round tie against second division side Arminia Bielefeld on Monday night.
Wir sind schockiert über den Angriff auf den Teambus von @HerthaBSC. Es ist großes Glück, dass der Berliner Kollege unverletzt blieb.
— DSC ArminiaBielefeld (@arminia) August 9, 2015