The facts took place on the campus of the University of Heidelberg. “One person wounded several people with a long weapon in an amphitheater. The writer himself died,” Mannheim police said in a statement.
The end of the immediate threat
However, he did not mention the conditions of the death, while a large number of police arrived at the scene. According to the newspaper Picture, The shooter committed suicide. Police also indicated that they were “unaware of the claim letter” when commenting to the public to avoid speculation.
According to public broadcaster Südwestrundfunk (SWR), University Heidelberg has emailed his students not to go to campus in the Neuenheimer Feld district. However, according to the SWR, “there will no longer be an immediate threat”. Situated on the north bank of the Neckar River, the university site is home to the Faculty of Natural Sciences, the University Hospital Centers and the Botanical Garden.
Always a controlled weapon
German law Possession of firearms It was strengthened in April 2002 after two attacks on schools in the eastern city of Erfurt and in March 2009 in the southwestern city of Winnenden. The weapons used in both cases were previously reported.
The country now has one of the strictest laws in Europe that requires anyone under the age of 25 to pass a psychiatric examination before applying for a gun license. In 2016, nine people were killed when a maniac David Ali Sonpoli opened fire on a business center in Munich. At least 35 people were injured in the attack, which began in McDonald’s ownership and ended when the shooter returned his 9mm Glock pistol.