Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Several dead in shootings in German city of Hanau (Video)


By AL JAZEERA & NEWS AGENCIES

Police special units are chasing the perpetrators who fled following the attack that killed at least eight people.

At least eight people were killed in two shooting incidents late on Wednesday in the German city of Hanau, police said.

Police special units are chasing the perpetrators who fled the scene of the first attack in a dark-coloured vehicle, police added.

Heavily armed police sealed off two streets in the city of Hanau, where ambulances had rushed, while a police helicopter hovered over the city.

Public broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk earlier reported that the first shots were fired at a shisha bar in the city centre, with witnesses saying they had heard eight or nine shots.

The report said that the perpetrators then drove to the western neighbourhood of Kesselstadt before they started shooting again at another shisha bar.

The motive for the shootings remain unclear.

Police have set up a hotline for members of the public with information that could lead to the suspects.

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