BERLIN (Web Desk) – An armed man has reportedly been gunned down by German police after storming a cinema complex in Viernheim on Thursday.
According to international media, the shooter entered the cinema wearing a mask and carrying a gun.
The motive of the gunman is so far unclear.
#Viernheim: no victims have been confirmed yet, the suspect has entered the building at around 3 p.m local time
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German media reported that at least fifty people were critically wounded in the gunfire.
The cinema is part of a major shopping center and home to more than 100 businesses.
In 2009, a gunman dressed in military gear killed 15 people in a rampage that started at a school and spanned two small towns near Stuttgart.