|2020 Hanau shootings|
|Part of terrorism in Germany|
|Location||Hanau, Hesse, Germany|
|Date||19 February 2020 |
22:00 CET (UTC+01:00)
|Weapons||Glock 17 9×19mm Parabellum semi-automatic pistol|
|Deaths||11 (including the perpetrator)|
|Motive||Far-right extremism, xenophobia|
On 19 February 2020, two mass shootings occurred, targeting two shisha bars in Hanau, Hesse, Germany. Nine people were murdered and many others seriously wounded. After the attacks, the alleged perpetrator killed his mother and committed suicide. Police believe these attacks to have had a xenophobic, right-wing extremist motive.
References[change | change source]
- "Hanau-Attentäter bestellte Tatwaffe in Onlineshop". RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (in German). 20 February 2020. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
- Nadine Schmidt; Sheena McKenzie. "Nine killed at two shisha bars in Germany in suspected far-right attack". CNN News.