Student Killed, Three Injured, in Shooting at Heidelberg University in Germany

Police in Mannheim said 400 police officers were on the scene following the incident.
shooting at Heidelberg University in Germany

Berlin, Jan 25 : One woman was killed and three others injured after an 18-year-old man opened fire on students in a lecture hall at Heidelberg University in southwestern Germany on Monday, according to police.

The incident took place on Monday. The perpetrator, who was dead, used “a long gun to injure several people in a lecture hall,” the police said on Twitter.

Local television NTV quoted police as saying that one of the four injured was in serious condition. Police are conducting further searches in the area, Xinhua news agency reported.

Identities of the injured and the perpetrator are not immediately known.

The shooter lived in Mannheim, and had announced his plan in a WhatsApp message directly before the attack, Kollmar said.

In the message, the gunman said that “people should be punished” and that he wanted be buried at sea rather than in a cemetery, according to police.

Investigators have not released any information about a possible motive.

Police in Mannheim said 400 police officers were on the scene following the incident.

Heidelberg University is Germany’s oldest, according to its website.

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