Germany Shooting – level 3

25-02-2020 07:00

On Wednesday night, a gunman attacked two bars in Hanau, Germany. He killed nine people and injured several others. Officials said that some of the victims were Kurdish.

Hanau is a city of 100,000 residents, and it is located about 12 miles east of Frankfurt. The region´s representative told reporters that police identified the gunman with the help of a surveillance video and reports of witnesses. The suspect was identified as a 43-year-old male, and he was later found dead in his home, along with the body of his mother.

Federal prosecutors investigated the shooting as terrorism. They have found evidence that the suspect had an extremist background. They are evaluating a website that they believe belongs to the suspect.

Difficult words: gunman (a man who uses a gun to commit a crime), surveillance video (a system of monitoring activity in buildings or streets using TV cameras), extremist background (history of very strong political opinions that support illegal and violent actions).

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