Two dead, four wounded in Ger­man club shoot­ing

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Kon­stanz, Ger­many - A gun­man opened fire at a packed night­club in south­ern Ger­many early on Sun­day, killing one and wound­ing four be­fore be­ing shot by po­lice, au­thor­i­ties said, in an at­tack likely mo­ti­vated by a per­sonal feud.

The 34 year old man, iden­ti­fied as an Iraqi na­tional, ‘was crit­i­cally in­jured in a shootout with po­lice of­fi­cers as he left the disco, and later suc­cumbed to his wounds in hos­pi­tal’, po­lice said in a state­ment.

The for­eign gun­man was not an asy­lum seeker and has been liv­ing in the Con­stance re­gion, which bor­ders Switzer­land, for 15 years. Of­fi­cers be­gan re­ceiv­ing emer­gency calls from ter­ri­fied club­bers at around 4.30am as the man be­gan shoot­ing in the night­club heav­ing with ‘sev­eral hun­dred’ peo­ple, said po­lice.

One per­son was killed on the spot and three oth­ers se­ri­ously wounded in the club called ‘Grey’, lo­cated in an in­dus­trial zone of the city, which draws Swiss rev­ellers dur­ing the week­ends.

Shortly af­ter the gun­man left the build­ing, he was shot by po­lice. One of­fi­cer was also in­jured in the ex­change of fire.

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