Dispute leaves worker, gunman dead, 4 injured at nightclub
VIENNA » A disagreement in a German discotheque turned deadly Sunday after the disco operator’s son-in-law left the club, returned with an assault rifle and started shooting, law enforcement officials said.
A security guard was killed and four other people were wounded, three of them seriously, during the rampage that started at the Grey club discotheque in the southwestern town of Konstanz. The suspect was fatally shot by a police officer.
Officials investigating the early morning shooting identified the suspect as a 34-year-old who came to Germany from Iraq in 1991 as a child. They said they had no details of the dispute, but ruled out a terrorist motive.
Police said the man was the sonin-law of the club’s operator and had a criminal record that included assault and drug-related convictions. The suspect was not named in keeping with German privacy laws.