Two dead, four wounded in German club shooting
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.