4 Injured in a German college shooting.Gunman dead

Berlin — A gunshot fired during a lecture at the University of Heidelberg in southwestern Germany on Monday, injuring four. Some of them were seriously injured.

Police said the criminal had died, but did not provide details on how it happened. They previously asked Twitter people to avoid the Neuenheimer Feld area, which has a large university campus.

Authorities did not confirm reports from German news agency dpa that one victim had died injured hours after being shot in the head, citing unidentified security sources. A press conference was scheduled for Monday night.

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On January 24, 2022, a police car was parked on the grounds of the University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany. (R.Priebe / Pr-Video / DPA via AP)

The man fired with a long firearm in the auditorium and fled outside. They emphasized that he was acting alone and believed that he was no longer in danger.

There were no immediate words about possible motives. Police officers on the scene could be seen examining two firearms and one bag.

The dpa agency quoted security sources as saying that the shooter committed suicide. Also, without quoting sources, the shooter is believed to have been a student himself, and security officials have shown the first signs that he had no political or religious motivation. reported.

Heidelberg is located in the south of Frankfurt and has about 160,000 inhabitants. The university is one of the most famous universities in Germany.