Man opens fire in German cinema complex, according to reports

Gunman may have taken hostages in Viernheim

23rd June, 2016
Heavily-armed police in Viernheim Pic: Getty

An unidentified man has opened fire in a German cinema complex and may have taken hostages, according to local media.

The incident, which is ongoing, took place in the town of Viernheim.

Bild newspaper reports that up to 25 people were injured after the man opened fire and then barricaded himself inside the cinema.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Susan O’Keeffe: Public wants clarity, not false promises, from government

Columnists Susan O'Keeffe 23 hours ago

Analysis: Variants and vaccines make projecting path of virus more complex

Health Rachel Lavin 1 day ago

Comment: US-China trade relations need a reset post-Trump

World Anne O Krueger 1 day ago

Analysis: Central banking’s brave new world