Gunman dead and several injured after shooting in Heidelberg

German police said a lone gunman was dead after injuring several people on Monday with a long gun. The attack took place in a lecture hall in the university town of Heidelberg.

Police said in a brief statement that the perpetrator was dead, but did not give details of how that happened. Bild newspaper reported that the shooter had turned his weapon on himself.

Police had earlier asked people to avoid the Neuenheimer Feld area of Heidelberg, where the city’s university is located. Police did not specify how many people were wounded, or how seriously.

Heidelberg is located south of Frankfurt and has about 160,000 inhabitants. Its university is one of the best known in Germania.

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