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Body of suspect found after 9 killed in German shisha bar shootings

Berlin / The body of the suspected perpetrator of two shootings in the German city of Hanau that left at least nine people dead has been found in his house along with another body, local police said early Thursday morning.

In a tweet, police said the “alleged perpetrator” was found “lifeless” at his home in Hanau, and special police officers also found another body there.

In a statement, state police said they had received witness information about a fleeing vehicle.

“The home address was blocked off extensively and searched by special police forces… One of the dead people is most likely the culprit,” said the statement, which also confirmed the new shooting death toll as nine, bringing the total to 11 deaths.

“Investigations into the identity of the victims and the suspected perpetrator are ongoing,” it said, adding that “there are currently no indications of other perpetrators.”

The suspect is a German national with a hunting weapons license, in whose car ammunition was found, local newspaper Bild reported.

In the consecutive shootings on Wednesday night in two shisha bars, nine were killed and at least five others are believed to have been seriously injured.

The first attack took place around 10 pm (21:00 GMT) in a shisha bar called Midnight, in the city center.

It was followed by a second shooting at Arena Bar & Café, a similar establishment in Kesselstadt neighborhood.

In both places bullet casings were found on the ground.

The shots were allegedly fired from a car, according to regional public broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk, which cited eyewitnesses who said it was a dark vehicle with tinted windows.

Local police deployed a large search operation for the attacker over several hours.

Hanau’s local MP Katja Leikert said it was a “horrific scenario for us all” and sent her “heartfelt condolences” to those close to the victims.

Several local media outlets also reported another alleged attack at a third location in the city, but police did not confirm this.

The city of Hanau – home to some 100,000 people – is located 25 kilometers east of Frankfurt in Hesse state. (February 20, 2020, EFE/PracticaEspañol)

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ayer por la noche hubo tiroteos en unos bares de la capital de Alemania.
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se produjeron unos tiroteos en una ciudad de Alemania.
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la Policía aún sigue buscando al autor de unos tiroteos en una ciudad alemana.
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ninguna persona ha sido herida de gravedad en esos tiroteos.
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varias personas perdieron la vida a causa de esos tiroteos.
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no se puede fumar en ninguno de los bares donde se registraron esos tiroteos.
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los tiroteos tuvieron lugar en unos bares donde la gente fuma pipas de agua.
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los disparos se han realizado dentro de esos bares.
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esos tiroteos se produjeron cerca de la ciudad de Fráncfort.
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se desmiente que se hayan registrado unos tiroteos en la ciudad de Hanau.
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todos los tiroteos se registraron en unos barrios de la ciudad de Fráncfort.
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el agresor no huyó después de haberse producido el tiroteo.
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un periódico germano dio a conocer la identidad del agresor.
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se desmiente que el agresor tuviera licencia de armas de caza.
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unos agentes de policía están deteniendo a unas personas.
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todas las imágenes han sido grabadas dentro de uno de los bares de fumadores de pipa.
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el coche del final del vídeo no es blanco sino negro.
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