There’s awful news coming out of Konstanz, Germany, as it’s being reported that a gunman opened fire at the Grey nightclub early Sunday morning. As of this writing, one person has died and three people are seriously injured.
When police promptly arrived on the scene, the 34-year-old gunman refused to surrender. He was fatally wounded in the ensuing gunfight and would later die in a hospital.
Here’s The Guardian with the latest report in Konstanz.
The motive for the shooting was unclear. One police officer was also injured in the exchange of fire.
The gunman was an Iraqi citizen who had lived in the country for a long time and was not an asylum seeker, a German police spokesman told broadcaster N-TV.
Fritz Bezikofer said police had ruled out terrorism, adding: “The motives of the man who acted alone are unclear. We are still investigating but the circumstances surrounding the events at the disco in the evening before the shooting are a bit clearer and this led us to rule out a terrorism background.”
A witness told local media he saw an attacker with a machine gun, adding: “The club was packed. I would guess there were more than 100 people inside.”
It currently sounds like the gunman was strictly a total monster and psychopath without any political motives. We’ll continue to monitor this story and update our post if any new information comes to light.