11 dead, including alleged suspect, after shooting in German city of Hanau: Police

News

HANAU, GERMANY (ABC News) – Eleven people, including the suspect, are dead following a shooting at multiple locations in the German city of Hanau, German police said Thursday.

Shots were fired at two different locations in Hanau around 10 p.m. local time Wednesday, according to a statement from local authorities. The city is located about 17 miles east of Frankfurt.

The alleged perpetrator, who has not been publicly identified, was later found dead at his home. It was there police said they found another dead body.

Nine others died after incidents at the Kurt-Schumacher-Platz and Heumarkt areas.

Police secure the area after a shooting in Hanau, near Frankfurt, Germany, Feb. 19, 2020.Police secure the area after a shooting in Hanau, near Frankfurt, Germany, Feb. 19, 2020.Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

At this time, German police said they believe the deceased suspect is the lone person responsible.

Witness accounts said a vehicle fled the scene of the shootings, which led authorities to the alleged suspect’s home.

Information about the identities of the victims and possible motive for the attack has not been publicly released.

Police officers speak with a man as they secure the area after a shooting in Hanau, near Frankfurt, Germany, Feb. 19, 2020.

Latest Headlines:

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Trending Stories