Still unanswered – is he a Muslim?
UK Express The gunman entered the complex in Viernheim, south of Frankfurt, at 3pm this afternoon Wearing a disguise and armed with a gun and cartridge belt, he fired several shots into the air before apparently taking several cinema-goers who were gathered in the multiplex hostage.
Dozens of “screaming” bystanders fled the complex with reports of between 20 and 50 injured, though the exact number of casualties has not yet been confirmed.
Police later said those injured were affected by teargas and were being treated by local medics. The shooter’s motive remains unclear, with speculation it was a botched robbery or terror attack.
UPDATE An armed and masked man has reportedly been shot dead by German special police after storming a cinema complex in Viernheim, in Germany’s Hesse region.