Shooting at German university kills one, leaves several injured

Police officials from Germany stated that an 18-year-old man opened fire on students in a lecture classroom at Heidelberg University in southern Germany on Monday, killing one girl and injuring three others.

According to media reports it has been fund that the attacker was a student at the university, entered an auditorium filled with 30 people at roughly 12:24 p.m. local time (5:24 p.m. ET). He exited the theatre after firing several shots and then turned the pistol on himself, according to authorities.

Officers found the alleged perpetrator dead at 12:51 p.m. He was armed with two weapons.  The shooting injured four ladies, according to Siegfied Kollmar, the police head of Mannheim, a nearby city. Authorities said a 23-year-old female German student was shot in the head and died in the hospital hours later, while three other young German ladies were injured in the incident.
After the incident, police officers examine a weapon on the Heidelberg University campus.

According to Kollmar, the attacker lived in Mannheim and had declared his plan in a WhatsApp chat just before the incident.According to authorities, the gunman added in the message that "people should be punished" and that he wanted to be buried at sea rather than in a cemetery. Andreas Herrgen, the top prosecutor in Heidelberg, stated that the gunman was unknown to authorities before to the attack. He didn't have a guns licence and the rifles looked to have been purchased outside of Germany.

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