Unknown persons attacked two hookah cafes and Sportsbook in German Hanau on the night of Thursday, killing eight people, five more were seriously injured
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Despite the fact that it was reported several attackers, later it became known that the killer acted alone
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Unknown persons attacked two hookah cafes and Sportsbook in German Hanau on the night of Thursday, killing eight people, five more were seriously injured. Despite the fact that it was reported several attackers, later it became known that the killer acted alone.
According to the newspaper Bild, the unknown opened fire at two hookah cafes, and then on one of the squares of the city. According to eyewitnesses, cited by DW, the evening of 19 February, unknown persons opened fire at one of the hookah bars in the Central part of Hanau, shooting three people.
The attackers fled, and after some time there appeared information about a similar incident in the hookah, located in another area of the city – Kesselstadt. According to unconfirmed reports, in the room came from the man and opened indiscriminate firing, killing five people. The victims – mostly young people, including a woman. Another person died several hours later of his wounds, at least five people were seriously injured.
It is reported that one person was detained, appeared in the media images of young men in handcuffs being led by police, but the police soon stated that the detainee is irrelevant to both attacks. The area around the scene was cordoned off. Police searched for the attackers, the exact number is still unknown. To the aid of colleagues from Hanau arrived police officers from the Federal state Bavaria.
The alleged offender opened fire in the German town of Hanau, was later found dead at his home, near it was found another body. This was reported in Twitter of the local police. The name of the suspect has not yet been disclosed.
– The alleged shooter of Hanau left a suicide note and videos
The police said that at the moment there is no evidence that there could be other assailants. The investigation is ongoing, about the motives of the perpetrator yet.
Deep condolences to the relatives of the victims on Twitter expressed by the representative of the government of Germany Steffen Seibert. Bundestag Deputy from the electoral district of Hanau Katya Leikert called the incident “a truly terrible scenario.” “I wish the families of those killed, many forces and heartfelt sympathy in this terrible night in Hanau”, – the politician wrote in his Twitter. She expressed hope for a speedy recovery of the wounded and thanked the representatives of the emergency services.
Breaking: BILD is reporting that 8 people are dead following a mass shooting in Hanau, Germany. Reports indicate that the shooting(s) took place in the vicinity of at least one hookah bar. pic.twitter.com/tWG7yiqtTU
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) February 19, 2020
BREAKING: A gunman has opened fire at a bar in the city of Hanau, Germany, not far from Frankfurt, killing at least 7 people so far, according to local reports. Major emergency response: pic.twitter.com/7jn3LCzXrB
— Tom (@TomvdMolen) February 19, 2020