A shooting took place on Monday, January 24, on the campus of the University of Heidelberg, in the south-west of Germany. According to local police, a man equipped with a ” long gun » would have entered the amphitheater of the Neuenheimer Feld University around one o’clock in the afternoon. In a first report, the local authorities mentioned four injured people including a young woman in serious condition. She died of her injuries.
“ The author himself is dead ” indicates a press release from the police which evokes the track of a lone wolf. Mannheim police spokesman Stefan Wilhelm later confirmed that the shooter ” then committed suicide “. Investigators insist. They have, for the moment, not aware of a letter of claim » and call not to speculate on the motivations of the assailant.
#Heidelberg – Großeinsatz #Neuenheimer Feld: Das ist bisher bekannt: Ein Einzeltäter verletzte mehrere Personen in einem Hörsaal mit einer Langwaffe.
Der Täter selbst ist tot.
Kollegen sind weiterhin mit starken Kräften vor Ort – wir informieren hier weiter! https://t.co/aovlQc99tl
— Polizei Mannheim (@PolizeiMannheim) January 24, 2022
Public broadcaster Südwestrundfunk reports that the university has asked students not to attend. The media, however, indicates that there would be ” no more imminent threat “. These shootings are rare across the Rhine. Following attacks, in Erfurt in the east of the country, in April 2002, and in Winnenden, in the south-west, in March 2009, the legislation on carrying weapons had been reinforced. Both shootings took place in schools.
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