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20 Feb 2020 | 12:02 AM UTC

Germany: Suspected Hanau shooter found dead February 20 /update 1

Police report that the suspected Hanau shooter was found dead in the city on February 20; investigation into the incident ongoing



German police officials announced on the morning (local time) of Thursday, February 20, that the suspected shooter in Hanau (Main-Kinzig-Kreis district) was found dead in their apartment in the city. Another body was also found at the same address, but not further details have been released as of 05:40. However, the police said that there is “no indication of further perpetrators.” The investigation into the shootings that left eight people dead and five wounded on Wednesday, February 19, is ongoing and a heightened police presence is expected around the incident sites. A motive for the shootings remains unclear and details are still emerging.


On the night of February 19, a gunman opened fire at a hookah lounge in Downtown Hanau. The shooter the drove to another lounge in the Kesselstadt neighborhood and fired on another group of individuals before fleeing the area.


Individuals in Hanau are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the shootings, report any suspicious objects or behavior to the police, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.