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Police say 8 killed in shootings in the German city of Hanau

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Posted at 4:25 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 19:25:56-05

HANAU, Germany — Police say eight people have been killed in shootings in the German city of Hanau.

A short police statement gave no information on the victims. It said authorities are searching for the perpetrators, and it is not immediately clear what the reason for the shootings late Wednesday may have been.

Two hookah lounges reportedly were targeted in the shooting. Hanau is in southwestern Germany, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Frankfurt. It has about 100,000 inhabitants.