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Former Boxer Besar Nimani shot dead in Germany

Former boxing champion Besar Nimani has died aged 38 after being shot while leaving a restaurant in Germany

Former Boxer Besar Nimani shot dead in Germany

According to national media outlet Bild, Nimani was leaving a cafe on Saturday evening when 10 shots were heard being fired. He died at the scene.

Police have launched an investigation after the former champion was killed, with the perpetrators still on the run.

A statement from Bielefeld police read: ‘According to the current findings, the man from Bielefeld was in the area near ‘Obernstrasse’ near ‘Klasingstrasse’ around 18:00.

‘One or more perpetrators approached and shot the victim. The man from Bielefeld, who was a Kosovar citizen, died at the scene due to the great wounds he received.

‘A major police operation is currently underway in the Bielefeld city area. The search for the perpetrator follows’.

Nimani’s brother, Berat, also announced the boxer’s death via a post on social media.

Former Boxer Besar Nimani shot dead in Germany

His message read: ‘My brother Besar Nimani was killed today in an ambush in Bielefeld, Germany.

‘May God join us in heaven with him. I will forever be proud of you, I love you.’

Nimani was an Albanian fighter from Kosovo but moved to Germany as a refugee escaping the Kosovan war in 1997.

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