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Germany: Investigators gather evidence at one scene of the Hanau shootings

Germany, Hanau
February 20, 2020 at 13:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

A team of forensic investigators was deployed on site at the Arena Bar & Cafe in Hanau on Thursday, where part of a double shooting took place on Wednesday night.

The investigators can be seen inspecting the surroundings of the bar with flashlights, collecting samples in bags and placing evidence markers on the floor. Police officers and firefighters can also be seen deployed on site overseeing the procedures.

Late on Wednesday a gunman reportedly opened fire outside one shisha bar in the city's Heumarkt district and drove off to a second location in the Kesselstadt district where he opened fire again killing nine people and injuring several others.

According to reports, the suspect was a 43-year-old German citizen from Hanau. Together with his 72-year-old mother, he was found dead at his address in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The Federal Prosecutor has taken over the investigation while the motive behind the attacks remains unclear.

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A team of forensic investigators was deployed on site at the Arena Bar & Cafe in Hanau on Thursday, where part of a double shooting took place on Wednesday night.

The investigators can be seen inspecting the surroundings of the bar with flashlights, collecting samples in bags and placing evidence markers on the floor. Police officers and firefighters can also be seen deployed on site overseeing the procedures.

Late on Wednesday a gunman reportedly opened fire outside one shisha bar in the city's Heumarkt district and drove off to a second location in the Kesselstadt district where he opened fire again killing nine people and injuring several others.

According to reports, the suspect was a 43-year-old German citizen from Hanau. Together with his 72-year-old mother, he was found dead at his address in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The Federal Prosecutor has taken over the investigation while the motive behind the attacks remains unclear.

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