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A masked man who reportedly opened fire at a cinema complex in western Germany is now dead, German media are reporting.
The man had fired at least one shot at the Kinopolis complex in Viernheim, near Frankfurt.
At least 20 people are said have been injured – many from a release of tear gas.
A masked gunman has been shot dead by police after storming a German cinema complex and opening fire.
The man entered the cinema complex in Western Germany at about 3pm carrying a gun and munition belt.
The gunman apparently entered the Kinopolis cinema ‘Rambo-style’ with a gunbelt of cartridges draped across his shoulder and his weapon in his hand.
He is said to have fired blank four shots before barricading himself inside.
As people ran from the cinema screaming he opened fire and unleashed tear gas.
At least 20 people are thought to have been injured when tear gas was released into the confined space.
The interior minister of the state of Hessen, Peter Beuth, announced the perpetrator’s death in the state parliament in Wiesbaden.