German Gov’t Extends Condolences Over Hanau Shooting


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The German government has extended condolences to the families of the victims of the shooting attack in the town of Hanau, which left 11 people killed, including the attacker.

“Today in the morning our thoughts are with the resident of Hanau, where the terrible crime occurred.

“We extend deep condolences to the families mourning the loss of their loved ones. We hope that those injured will recover soon,” German cabinet spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Twitter.

Overnight into Thursday, an unknown gunman opened fire at two shisha bars and a bookmaker’s office in Hanau.

The attacker acted alone. Later, the alleged shooter was found dead in his flat along with his dead, 72-year-old mother.

A total of 11 people were killed in the incident.

Hanau is located just 12 miles from Frankfurt, the financial capital of the EU and the location of one of the largest airports in Europe.

Similarly, investigators find a letter of confession and a video related to the alleged gunman in the deadly Hanau shooting, media reported, citing German law enforcement officers.

According to Der Spiegel, the motives of the shooter remain unclear in spite of the material found at the suspect’s home, where he and another person were found dead.

Also, the deadly shootings in the town of Hanau late on Wednesday are being investigated as terrorism, Hesse State Interior Minister Peter Beuth says.

“Based on what we know now, there was definitely a xenophobic motive,” he said after a news conference

The man was a hunter and owned his guns legally, but had never come to the attention of authorities before the attacks.

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