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Russian banker stable after shooting

The Russian was shot several times as he entered his apartment in Canary Wharf Photo: PA

A wealthy Russian banker remains "critical but stable" under armed guard in hospital today after being gunned down in a suspected assassination attempt in Canary Wharf.

German Gorbuntsov is in a coma after he was shot several times as he entered his multimillion-pound executive apartment.

Scotland Yard says it's "too early to speculate" on reports that the attack could be a gangland hit linked to a murder attempt on another banker, Alexander Antonov, in Moscow.

The force's Trident command - which investigates gang shootings - is understood to have liaised with overseas counterparts in the hunt for the gunman behind the attack on Tuesday evening.

Police say the suspect, who is white, 6ft and slim, and was wearing dark clothes, was seen running away from Westferry Road after Mr Gorbuntsov was shot.

The man who attempted to murder Mr Gorbuntsov "was known" to his victim, according to his neighbour.

The victim, who is in his 40s, previously owned banks in Russia and Moldova, according to Russian media.

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