Germany: Three Dead After Man Opens Fire in Restaurant

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 20, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Three people are dead in southern Germany after a man opened fire in a restaurant on August 20. 

The shooting happened in Dossenheim near Heidelberg around 9 p.m., reported Der Spiegel.

Police said three people are dead and five are injured. Some of the injured are in serious condition.

The gunman was shooting at a restaurant at a local sports field. He shot two people then shot himself.

Police officers said that a meeting of property owners was taking place in the restaurant, and there was an argument shortly before the shooting.

“The exact context, the motives and the sequence of events are for the moment still unclear,” a police spokesman told the DPA news agency, according to AFP.

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.