Two People Dead After Gunman Opened Fire Inside Germany Nightclub

Author : Marco Sgalbazzini
July 30, 2017

Two People Dead After Gunman Opened Fire Inside Germany Nightclub

Two people have died with more injured after a gunman opened fire in a nightclub in the city of Konstanz, Germany.

The attack took place at about 4:30am local time in the early hours of Sunday. The gunman was the Iraqi Kurdish son-in-law of the nightclub’s owner, German officials have reported. It all started with an argument, which resulted in the gunman being thrown out and later returning to the club with an M16 rifle, which he used to kill a doorman.

The gunman was subsequently killed during a fire exchange with local police, who were deployed with a special commando force and helicopters to prevent the situation from escalating. Several others were wounded including a police officer.

Hundreds of club-goers were inside Grey at the time of the shooting, all fleeing in terror or hiding as the incident unfolded around them. The wounded police offer was saved by his helmet, which deflected a bullet that would have otherwise likely killed him.

Andreas Stenge from the Baden-W├╝rttemberg criminal investigation office said at a press conference that the M16 was an “absolute war weapon” and stated that the gunman seemed to be versatile in its use. The 34-year-old perpetrator of the shooting had come to the police attention twice in the past, but it was noted that the incident has not been linked to terrorism of any kind.

Motive for the killing beyond the reported argument remains unclear.

H/T: BBC News

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