One person is dead and several wounded after an Iraqi-born gunman burst into a German nightclub in the early hours of Sunday and opened fire with a machine gun.
The 34 year old attacker fled the club and was taken out by German special forces in a helicopter following a pursuit and a shootout. Police have ruled out terrorism, and noted that he was not an asylum seeker.
“The motives of the man who acted alone are unclear,” Konstanz police spokesman Fritz Bezikofer told broadcaster N-TV.
“We are still investigating but the circumstances surrounding the events at the disco in the evening before the shooting are a bit clearer and this led us to rule out a terrorism background.”
The police also suggested this might be a dispute between criminals.
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On Friday, a failed asylum seeker killed one person and injured six others in the northern city of Hamburg. Officials said he was an Islamist known to security forces and he was psychologically unstable. (Reuters)
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