Published: Thu, February 20, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

Several People Shot to Death in German City

Several People Shot to Death in German City

Multiple people were seriously injured, police said.

At least eight people have been shot dead at a hookah bar in Germany, according to local reports.

A vehicle in Hanau is covered with thermo foil, with the crime scene sealed off with police tape.

Several people have been shot to death in the German city of Hanau, The Associated Press has reported.

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Hanau is a city of about 100,000 residents, located just east of Frankfurt on the Mein, in the German state of Hesse.

"According to the latest information, police can now confirm that eight people sustained fatal injuries", police said in a statement.

The gunman had not been captured immediately after the shooting, and the motive in the shooting was not known.

The Hessenschau regional broadcaster said two shooting incidents had taken place at two separate hookah bars in Hanau.

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