Hanau shootings: Suspect found dead

Nine people were killed in two shootings at shisha bars in the city. Local media has reported a confession letter found outlined far-right motives. DW has the latest on this developing story.

Two shootings in the western German city of Hanau late Wednesday left nine people dead and four injured, local police said.

Police are examining a letter and video […] of the main suspect..

[…] Bild has reported that the letter expressed a far-right motive for the attack.

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced they had taken over the investigation.

What happened in the attacks?

The shootings took place at approximately 10 p.m. local time at two shisha bars in different parts of the city, according to local media.

The perpetrator reportedly opened fire at the first shisha bar in Hanau’s downtown, killing three people, before driving to the neighborhood of Kesselstadt and opening fire at a second shisha bar, where five people died. […]

Near miss for local resident


“I live about 50 meters past where they were standing. When I got home and shut the door, then I heard the six shots. I believe this was six or seven minutes after I had walked past with my two little children. I then opened the window, people were running back and forth and screaming. Within about five minutes, police were on the scene,” Mengücek said.


Politicians issue condolences


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