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Germany shooting horror with several people injured as police place area on lockdown

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell Jun6,2024

Several people are reported to have been injured, some seriously, after a gun attack at two locations including a hair salon in the German city of Hagen.

A police spokesman told Broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk, the situation was “dynamic”.

The crime scene and the surrounding area in the Hagen-Eilpe district of the city have been cordoned off and police are currently on a large-scale operation in Hagen city centre and in the Eilpe suburb.

As the Hagen police reported via X, initial indications suggest the crime may be “family-related”.

Dortmund police have taken over the operation, with shootings understood to have happened at two separate locations including the salon in Hochstrasse.

Photographs from the scene showed large numbers of police and emergency vehicles.

The incident comes a day after police shot a knifeman who injured several people at a far-right event in the German city of Mannheim.

It happened in the southwestern city’s Marktplatz square just after 11.35am local time.

Footage shared by German news site Bild showed the bearded attacker being shot as he stabs a policeman in the neck from behind.

There is nothing to indicate today’s attack, 130 miles to the north of Mannheim, is related.

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Tyler Mitchell

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