Germany: Nightclub shooting in Konstanz kills two people

BERLIN (Reuters) – A 34-year-old man opened fire in a nightclub in the southern German city of Konstanz on Sunday, killing one person and seriously injuring three others, police said.

The suspect was fatally wounded in a gunfight with police officers outside the music venue after they had rushed to the scene shortly after the incident around 0230 GMT. He died later in hospital.

The motive for the shooting is unclear. One police officer was also injured in the exchange of fire.

Police said in a statement that special commando forces have been deployed in the city as it was not clear if the suspected had acted alone or had accomplices.

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 had was psychologically unstable.

Reporting by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Keith Weir

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German nightclub shooting: ‘Two dead’ in Constance

BBC News

Police officers stand at the door of the night club "Grey" in Konstanz, Germany, on 30 July 2017. According to a police report, a 34-year-old man shot at several people inside the club in the early morning.
Police officers stand at the door of the nightclub “Grey” in Constance, where the shooting took place. EPA

Two people have been killed and three seriously injured in a nightclub shooting in the German city of Constance, police say.

A man opened fire at about 04:30 (01:30 GMT) on Sunday, killing one person. The gunman was then shot and injured by police, and died later in hospital.

The attack unfolded at the Grey club on Max-Stromeyer-Strasse.

Multiple German reports said the second person killed was a guest at the club.

Others were able to save themselves by fleeing outside or hiding, police said.

A doorman appeared to have been shot with an automatic pistol as he tried to stop the attacker, witnesses told broadcaster SWR.

One police officer was also wounded in the exchange of fire. The officer’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police and prosecutors said in a statement (in German) that special commando forces and a police helicopter had been deployed in the city, as it was not yet known if the suspect had accomplices.

The motive for the shooting is not immediately clear.

Police block the street leading to the night club
Commandos and a police helicopter have been deployed in the area. EPA
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