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Police hunting the attacker of wealthy Russian banker German Gorbuntsov, who was gunned down in a suspected assassination attempt, have appealed for a taxi driver to come forward.
The driver took him to his home shortly before he was shot and it is thought he may still have been in the area when the crime took place.
Detectives believe the taxi, a Hackney carriage, picked up the victim in the area of Bishopsgate in the City of London, at around 7pm before dropping him off in Byng Street shortly before 7.30pm on Tuesday March 20.
Police hunting the attacker of a wealthy Russian banker shot in a suspected assassination attempt have appealed for a taxi driver to come forward.
The cabbie took German Gorbuntsov to his home shortly before he was shot and it is thought he may still have been in the area when the crime took place.
Mr Gorbuntsov remains "critical but stable" under armed guard in hospital after he was shot several times as he entered his multimillion-pound executive apartment near Canary Wharf, east London.
Scotland Yard says it is "too early to speculate" on Russian 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.
A wealthy Russian banker remains "critical but stable" under armed guard in hospital today after being gunned down in a suspected assassination attempt.
German Gorbuntsov is in a coma after he was shot several times as he entered his multimillion-pound executive apartment near Canary Wharf, east London.
A resident of the building in which Russian banker German Gorbuntsov was shot has told ITV News that the crime scene was cleaned up quickly and that police told him the gunman and victim "were known to each other".
Police forensic scientists examine the street in east London where a Russian banker was shot on Tuesday evening. The photo was taken on Wednesday.
ITV News has obtained these images of emergency services vehicles at the scene of the shooting of Russian banker German Gorbuntsov on Tuesday.
The photos were taken by a witness to the shooting soon after emergency services arrived.
A Russian newspaper has claimed that the banker shot in London on Tuesday believed he would be killed if he returned to Russia.
Kommersant reports that German Gorbuntsov was involved in the investigation into a 2009 assassination attempt on another banker, Alexander Antonov.
Mr Gorbuntsov's lawyer, Vadim Vedenin, told Kommersant that his client gave a testimony to Russian police implicating two of his former business contacts in the Antonov case.
Gorbuntsov has also been named in anti-corruption investigations in Moldova. However, Gorbuntsov's Moldovan lawyer told Kommersant he didn't think the London shooting could be linked to Moldova since Gorbuntsov told him "several times" that he believed he would be killed if he returned to Russia.
The Russian banker shot near his home in Canary Wharf on Tuesday is under armed guard in hospital, according to the Press Association.
The Specialist Crime Directorate, which tackles serious and organised crime, has made contact with counterparts overseas. Officers declined to reveal where he is being treated.
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Police are investigating an apparent assassination attempt on Russian banker German Gorbuntsov.