Death toll soars 11 after two shootings in Hanau, Germany - PHOTO - VIDEO - UPDATED

Death toll soars 11 after two shootings in Hanau, Germany  - PHOTO - VIDEO - UPDATED
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At least 11 people have been killed – including the suspect – and others seriously injured after two shootings at shisha bars in the German town of Hanau, according to local police, APA reports citing BBC.

Nine people died in the attacks on the two bars at around 10pm on Wednesday night, police said.

***04:03

Eight people are dead following two shootings at shisha bars in the western German city of Hanau, APA reports citing BBC.

At least five people were injured after gunmen opened fire at about 22:00 local time (21:00 GMT), police told the BBC.

Police added that they are searching for the suspects, who fled the scene and are currently at large.

The first shooting was at a bar in the city centre, while the second was in Hanau's Kesselstadt neighbourhood, according to local reports.

Police officers and helicopters are patrolling both areas.

An unknown number of gunmen killed three people at the first shisha bar, Midnight, before driving to the Arena Bar & Cafe and shooting dead another five victims, regional broadcaster Hessenschau reports.

A dark-coloured vehicle was then seen leaving the scene.

***03:10

At least eight people were killed and five injured when an unidentified gunman opened fire on passers-by in the city of Hanau in central Germany, the Bild newspaper said on Wednesday citing own sources.

According to the paper, the gunman started shooting at a local bar, and subsequently opened fire at passers-by on one of the city’s squares.

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