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Germany: Hanau residents form human chain to commemorate shooting victims

Germany, Hanau
February 21, 2020 at 16:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

Residents of Hanau formed a giant human chain in the city centre on Friday to protest against hate and terror following Wednesday's deadly shooting.

Mourners also laid flowers and lit candles to commemorate the victims of the double shooting.

A gunman 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 in total and injuring several others late on Wednesday evening.

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

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer described the Hanau shooting as a "racially motivated terror attack" during a press conference in Berlin on Friday.

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Residents of Hanau formed a giant human chain in the city centre on Friday to protest against hate and terror following Wednesday's deadly shooting.

Mourners also laid flowers and lit candles to commemorate the victims of the double shooting.

A gunman 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 in total and injuring several others late on Wednesday evening.

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

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer described the Hanau shooting as a "racially motivated terror attack" during a press conference in Berlin on Friday.

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