Despite earlier reports that the gunman had been arrested...
BREAKING: Police arrest shooter in Viernheim, Germany shooting: German online magazine— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) June 23, 2016
The latest news says the shooter is dead...
BREAKING: Gunman shot dead in Viernheim, Germany: local media— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) June 23, 2016
As we detailed earelier, witnesses are reporting multiple shots fired as Bild reports a heavily-armed man is at large in a cinema complex in Viernheim, Germany. The armed man has barricaded himself in the center and SWAT are on their way...
Multiple victims reported:
- *25 PEOPLE SAID TO BE INJURED IN GERMAN SHOOTING: HESSENSCHAU
The grounds around the Kinopolis in Viernheim is spaciously protected. Special police went into position, as eyewitnesses. After the first information a masked and armed man might probably entered the cinema. In the first information the police has been talk of 25 injured.
BREAKING: Several wounded in shooting at cinema complex in German town of Viernheim, shooter barricades himself in: FAZ newspaper— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) June 23, 2016
- *HEAVILY ARMED MAN AT LARGE IN GERMAN CINEMA COMPLEX: FAZ
Viernheim - alarm in Kinopolis at Rhein-Neckar-Zentrum Shortly after 15:00 enters a gunman cinema center.
He has a gun in his hand, wearing a cartridge belt around his shoulder. He shoots once in the air.
Screaming flee dozens of visitors from the cinema. Then the weapons man entrenched.
Police triggers major alarm. SEK Elite policemen from Frankfurt lawn in convoy on the A5 to the south. Other SEC teams fly in helicopters to Viernheim.
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#Viernheim: no victims have been confirmed yet, the suspect has entered the building at around 3 p.m local time— I.E.N. (@GoldenKrant) June 23, 2016