Dis­pute leaves worker, gun­man dead, 4 in­jured at nightclub

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - OPINION -

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.

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