An armed man has reportedly opened fire inside a movie theater in Vernheim, Germany. With reports claiming there are possibly 50 victims of this horrid attack, watch live stream of the news coverage and stay informed.
Sadly, Germany has joined America in experiencing a horrible shooting tragedy, as a gunman reportedly opened fire inside a theater inside the European country. The number of casualties is still unknown so click to watch live news coverage of this terrifying event.
A man allegedly started shooting inside the Kinopolis in Viernheim near Frankfurt, Germany on June 23, around 3:00 P.M. local time, according to The Mirror. The man reportedly wore a mask when he began his rampage and so far, the number of people injured by this horrible attack has ranged from 20 to 50.
Elite forces stormed the complex after the shooting began and police shoot the attacker dead, according to the Interior Minister of Hesse state, per Reuters. Early reports claimed that the German police had arrested the man, but the reports of the attacker’s death were soon confirmed.
“We don’t know who the shooter is or what kind of weapons he [had],” CNN’s Atika Shubert said from the country’s capital of Berlin, “but the possibility this could be a terror attack is crossing the minds of people here in Germany,”
The gunman allegedly barricaded himself inside the theater with hostages, according to unconfirmed reports. Plus, various local German media outlets are reporting that 50 people have been injured due to the use of tear gas, according to The Guardian. With the death of the shooter, the motive behind this attack is not immediately known. The Frankfurter Allgemeine said it was unclear if this was a political or an ideological attack. This could have been a robbery that went wrong.
This attack comes less than two weeks after the deadliest shooting in American history, as Omar Mateen opened fire at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. After the gunman’s rampage was done, 49 innocent people had lost their lives to the cold-blooded murderer. Omar himself was also killed in the attack.
We will keep you updated with further details, HollywoodLifers. In the meantime, our thoughts are with those affected by this horrible tragedy.