Germany nightclub shooting kills one, injures four; police kills gunman in encounter

 Germany nightclub shooting kills one, injures four; police kills gunman in encounter

At least one person was killed and four others were wounded after a gunman shot up a German nightclub on Sunday, with a 34-year-old suspect killed in shootout with the police in Constance city in southern Germany. AP

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Police, issuing a statement, said the attacker was critically injured in a shootout with officers as he left the disco and later succumbed to his wounds in hospital. "The motive of the man, who probably acted alone, are not known yet," they added. AP

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Police said the man shot up the nightclub around 4.30 am, terrified party goers fled the building or hid. The shooting came just two days after Germany was shaken by a knife attack in Hamburg in which a 26-year-old Palestinian killed one and injured six. AP

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Police also said that the unidentified man had tried to push at least one police officer in front of an incoming train, leading to a scuffle during which he took the female officer's gun and fired. "The police officer was shot in the head and critically injured," a spokesperson said. AP

Updated Date: Jul 30, 2017 17:29:31 IST



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