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Eight killed in hookah lounge attacks in Germany; suspect found dead in nearby home

Officers also found another body at the same address, police said

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Germany, 20 February 2020 (AP) : A man suspected of fatally shooting nine people in the German city of Hanau was found dead at his home early Thursday, hours after the attacks in and outside two shisha lounges, police said.
Officers also found another body at the same address, police said.
Police gave no details of the suspected gunman but said “there are currently no indications of further perpetrators.”
They did not give details of his possible motive or how he died, or specify why they believe “with a high degree of probability” that he was the assailant.
The number of dead in the shootings on Wednesday evening rose to nine, a police statement said.
Officers sealed off and searched the apartment in Hanau’s Kesselstadt district, near the scene of one of the shootings, after following up witness statements on a getaway car.
Police said work to confirm the identities of the two bodies at the home was still underway, and they could not immediately give details either on them, or the identities of the victims of the earlier shootings.
Public broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk earlier reported that the first shots were fired at a shisha bar in the city centre, with witnesses saying they had heard eight or nine shots.
The report said that the perpetrators then drove to the western neighbourhood of Kesselstadt before they started shooting again at another shisha bar. (GNP)

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