50 wounded in a mass shooting in a Cinema near Frankfurt, Germany

Police heading to scene of incident CREDIT: GETTY
Police heading to scene of incident CREDIT: GETTY

A mass shooting at a cinema in Viernheim, Germany, has left as many as 50  people injured, German public TV reported Thursday.

There are conflicting reports as to the number of people injured in the attack.

Earlier reports indicated 25 people injured but , Darmstaedter Echo reported that as many as 50 may have been injured.

Viernheim is in western Germany, near Frankfurt.

The shooter entered the cinema, apparently heavily armed, around 3 p.m. local time, authorities said.

“We don’t know who the shooter is or what kind of weapons he has, but the possibility this could be a terror attack is crossing the minds of people here in Germany,” CNN’s Atika Shubert reported from Berlin.

It’s not clear how many of the injured were shot, and how many may have been hurt in other ways.

The cinema is part of a major shopping center, home to more than 100 businesses. The complex hosts 20,000 visitors daily, according to its website.

Mass shootings are rare in Germany. But in 2002, a gunman opened fire at a high school in Erfurt, killing 16 people — 13 staff members, two students and a police officer. In 2009, a gunman dressed in military gear killed 15 people in a spree that started at a school and spanned two small towns near Stuttgart.

Updates

Gunman ‘shot and killed’

Germany’s interior minister has been quoted by local media as saying that the gunman was shot and killed during the commando operation.

 

Number of injured ‘could be as high as 50’

There are conflicting reports as to the number of people injured in the attack.

Injuries ‘were caused by tear gas’

Many conflicting reports about the cause of then injuries.  Bild newspaper reports that the injuries were caused by police tear gas, whereas no one has been injured by the gunman,

 

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  • Omega

    And, another false flag.

    • Rascal

      Fvck you and your false flag, this was a all too familiar crime against innocent people. And there are no facts yet, so stop with your shiity disinformation and outlandish conspiracy theories. What is the problem, worried there is yet another muslim murder spree? The world is getting used to that. It is what people come to expect from Islamist and their fvcked up morality.

      • Omega

        I have no doubt that an Islamist will be behind, again.

        I also have no doubt that the scenario will be reminiscent of a “if it walks, quacks like one.”

    • Oh Yaeh

      That is as false flag; “50 wounded in a mass shooting in a Cinema near Frankfurt, Germany”!
      The perpetrator shot to death.
      No other person was hurt.

      • Omega

        The contemporary term false flag describes covert operations that are designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups, or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them.

        • Oh Yaeh

          Wow, you decide when this is “.. another false flag”, when some youngster with Blank guns trying to become a cold-hammered “man”….

          This hard-boiled “man” 19-year-old German, who was born in Mannheim and last lived in Niedersachsen.
          Young man with possible evidence on mental health problems.

          You turn a everyday happenings to a conspiracy, so you can waggle your false flag….

          • Omega

            How interesting that it’s always someone with mental health problems … just like the recent murder of British MP Cox recently.

            As for every single false flags since the creation of the illegitimate state of IsfraHell (remember the King David Hotel’s bombing?); well, if it walks and quacks like one …

          • Oh Yaeh
          • Omega

            You name it … King David Hotel, Beirut barracks, USS Liberty, AMIA, Munich, embassies/consulates, shooting, OKC, WTC in ’93, …, 9/11; etc.

          • 5thDrawer

            Problem is, it needs to be someone with ‘Recognized’ mental health problems … :-)))

  • 5thDrawer

    Some Nut-Bar trying to beat a USA record?

    • Rudy1947

      OBL has the record of 2800 +/-.

    • Oh Yaeh

      We don’t like the americans.

      • 5thDrawer

        Not the same thing … liking and trying to beat records doesn’t work in Olympics either.
        BUT, one could say, copying is the sincerest form of flattery.