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© Ronald Wittek / EPA-EFE The police received the first emergency calls from the inside of the amphitheater to 12:24, agents arriving at the places ten minutes later, explained the investigators at a press conference.
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An 18-year-old German 18-year-old a student of his university and injured three of his condisciples when he entered an amphitheater at Heidelberg (South-West). The attacker opened fire in full class before returning the weapon against him.
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This is what we know about this attack in the oldest German university and one of Europe's most prestigious .
The drama took place in full class
Thirty students were present in the room when the shooter burst and shot several shots using a "long weapon", probably a rifle, Described the Chief of the local police Siegfried Kollmar.
The attack took place at mid-day, causing amazement in this famous university, the oldest in the country, located between Frankfurt and Stuttgart.
The police received the first emergency calls from the inside of the amphitheater at 12:24, agents arriving at the places ten minutes later, explained the investigators at a press conference.
One dead and three wounded
The shooting made four wounded, including a 23-year-old woman who succumbed to her hospital injuries a few hours later.
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Three other students were injured in the legs, back and face, said Siegfried Kollmar.
The killer was studying science in this university ...
Arriving on the scene of the drama, the police discovered the shooter's body, who had returned the weapon against him, outside the building. Science student at this university, he was not known for police services, according to the first elements of the investigation.
The young man wore two "bought abroad" weapons, according to the investigators, and "more than a hundred ammunition" were found in his backpack.
... and suffered "a long-standing psychic disease"
The motivations of this gesture remain, depending on the floor, to determine. However, the investigators reported "first indices" showing that he suffered "a long-standing psychic disease".
shortly before the assault, the student had sent to his father a message Whatsapp Alarmist affirming: "People must be punished now", also expressing his wish of funeral at sea.
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The investigators searched the sniper's home In the neighboring town of Mannheim, to try to collect more information.
VAST POLICE OPERATION ON CAMPUS
The attack resulted in a vast police operation on the campus on the north shore of the Neckar River, which welcomes the faculties of natural sciences, departments of the University Hospital and a Botanical Garden .
The courses had taken over in October after months of online teaching because of the coronavirus pandemic.
"My thoughts go to victims and people on site. Thank you to the intervention forces for their service, "wrote about Twitter Minister of Justice Marco Buschmann. The Leader of the Olaf Scholz government expressed his "consternation" after drama.
Strict legislation on the port of arms in Germany
Attacks on university campuses are extremely rare in Germany.
The country has one of the most stringent laws in Europe's detention that anyone under the age of 25 passes a psychiatric examination before applying for a weapon port license.
The German legislation has been strengthened after two attacks perpetrated in schools in Erfurt (East) in April 2002, and Winnenden (South-West) in March 2009.
In 2016 in Munich, nine people had been killed by the Forcené David Ali Songoly who had opened fire in a shopping center. At least 35 people had also been injured during this attack, who had started in a McDonald's and ended when the shooter had returned his 9 mm Glock Gun.
Germany has also been touched in recent years by jihadist attacks and attacks committed by extreme right activists.
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