Three refugees and a five-month-old baby were targeted in an apparently racist shooting in central Germany, local media reported on Tuesday.

Four suspects fired several shots from the balcony of an apartment, while a group of refugees were walking on a nearby street in the small town Schoeningen in Lower Saxony, Der Spiegel reported.

Police said in a statement that the refugees and their baby, who were from Ivory Coast, were managed to escape unhurt with the help of two passersby.

The four suspects, aged between 29 and 52, were under the influence of alcohol, according to the initial

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