8 killed in shootings in Germany’s Hanau; motive unclear, investigation on

Eight people had been killed in shootings in the German city of Hanau on Wednesday evening, authorities said. Two hookah lounges reportedly had been specific.

Authorities had been hunting for the perpetrators early Thursday, a few hours following the shootings which took location at about ten p.m. (2100 GMT).

A brief law enforcement statement gave no facts on the victims. It said the motive is not immediately clear.

Police said a darkish car was seen leaving the scene of the initial taking pictures, and one more taking pictures was claimed at a 2nd web-site.

Regional community broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk said, with out citing resources, that an attack took location in a hookah lounge in the middle of the city. It said witnesses claimed listening to eight or nine shots and looking at at least a single human being lying on the ground.

The perpetrator or perpetrators then seemingly went to one more portion of the city, where by shots had been fired in one more hookah lounge, the broadcaster said.

Hanau is in southwestern Germany, about twenty kilometers (12 miles) east of Frankfurt. It has about a hundred,000 inhabitants.