Police mentioned in a short assertion that the perpetrator was useless, however did not give particulars of how that occurred. That they had earlier requested folks on Twitter to keep away from the Neuenheimer Feld space of Heidelberg, the place the town’s college campus is positioned.
Police did not specify how many individuals have been wounded, or how significantly. The college’s press workplace declined to offer any particulars on the capturing and referred all inquiries to police.
German information company dpa cited unidentified safety sources as saying that the gunman killed himself. It additionally reported, with out citing sources, that the gunman is believed to have been a pupil himself, and that safety officers say preliminary indications are that he did not have any political or spiritual motive.
Police mentioned the weapon used within the capturing was a long-barreled firearm.
Heidelberg is positioned south of Frankfurt and has about 160,000 inhabitants. Its college is one in all Germany’s best-known.