A gunman opened fire Monday in a lecture hall at Heidelberg University in southwest Germany, wounding 4 people before killing himself, according to ABC News.
The lone shooter injured 4 people, “some seriously,” during a lecture at Heidelberg University with a “long gun,” before fleeing outside, according to a statement from Mannheim Police. The police later made clear that “there is currently no long longer any danger.” (RELATED: Alleged Shooter At Illinois University Turns Self In, School Says)
“The perpetrator himself is dead,” Mannheim police said in a tweet. The gunman shot and killed himself, local German broadcasting company SWR reported. The attacker was also allegedly in possession of a backpack containing more weapons.
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The attacker was reportedly a student at the university, according to ABC News. Initially, there is no indication for the shooter’s motivation.
One of the shooter’s victims died in a hospital from injuries sustained during the attack, according to the BBC.
Police originally urged civilians to steer clear of the campus as they mounted a “large scale” response to the attack, according to The Washington Post. Heidelberg is the oldest German university.