Gunman Kills Parents And Four Others In Germany
Faizan Hashmi 3 months ago Sat 25th January 2020 | 12:40 AM
Frankfurt am Main, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Jan, 2020 ) :A 26-year-old man is believed to have shot dead his mother and father and four other people in a town in southwest Germany on Friday, police said, leaving two others seriously wounded.
The suspect "called the police station in (nearby town) Aalen at 12:48 pm (1148 GMT) to inform them he had shot several people," police chief Reiner Moeller told reporters in a press conference hours after the killings in Rot am See, near Baden-Wuerttemberg state capital Stuttgart.
Meanwhile forensics teams dressed in white coveralls moved in to secure evidence.
The shooter had also threatened two children aged 12 and 14, leaving them shaken but unharmed.
Investigators have so far been unable to discover anything about the motive of the suspect, saying he would be questioned only when his lawyer arrived at the police station.
"We are still clarifying the other relationships" between the group, Moeller said.
Investigators say the crime was committed with a semi-automatic handgun, for which the suspect held a license for sport shooting.
- Shootings rare - While owning firearms is not illegal in Germany, most guns can be acquired only with a licence and they are closely monitored, making mass shootings comparatively rare.
Germany has also been the target of a number of jihadist attacks in recent years, although most of the perpetrators did not use guns.