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An unidentified gunman fired multiple shots at the opposition Democratic Coalition’s office in Budapest’s 11th district on Thursday, the party’s spokesman said. Citing police information, Balázs Barkóczi told a press conference that the metal bullets found at the scene were unlikely to have been shot from a firearm. The attack left multiple bullet holes on DK’s building, including the window, Barkóczi said, adding that no one was inside the office when the shots were fired. DK will file a criminal complaint over the attack, he said.
“This is where never-ending incitement and the government’s politics of hate lead,” Barkóczi said, calling on ruling Fidesz and the government to “end its incitement and hate mongering before something even worse happens”. Zita Bakai-Nagy, the district’s DK deputy mayor, said her party hoped the bullets collected at the scene would be suitable for DNA testing. She added that police would be able to analyse footage captured by a surveillance camera up the street from DK’s office.