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Pot Shots: 40 Restaurant Diners in Shoot Out

Police in Moscow, Russia, are hunting two rival groups of gangsters who staged a mass shoot-out during lunch at a restaurant.

Witnesses say more than 40 gunmen were trading shots at the city's Olive restaurant after a row broke out.

"It was like something out of a western. Two groups had come in and were sitting at different tables when a row broke out.

"The next thing I knew they had pulled guns out and had started shooting.

"It was terrifying," said one waiter.

The gun battle raged for 20 minutes before police arrived and the gang members fled.

A police spokesman said: "When we arrived there were people on the street shooting at each other, and others inside.

"Somehow they all managed to get away. It was a miracle that no innocent diners were hit."

"We are examining CCTV footage of the incident," they added.

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