Nine killed in hookah lounge attacks; suspect found dead

Nine killed in hookah lounge attacks; suspect found dead

Hanau (Web Desk): A man suspected of fatally shooting nine people in the German city of Hanau was found dead at his home early on Thursday, police said.


Officers also found another body at the same address, police said.

Police gave no details of the suspected gunman but said "there are currently no indications of further perpetrators". They did not give details of his possible motive or how he died, or specify why they believe "with a high degree of probability" that he was the assailant.

Mass-selling Bild newspaper said the man was a German citizen and that ammunition and gun magazines were found in his car. He had a firearms hunting licence, it added.

The number of dead in the shootings on Wednesday evening rose to nine, a police statement said.