Gunman suspected of killing nine in Germany had far-right views

Updated 03:10 PM
Police officers secure an area after a shooting in Hanau near Frankfurt, Germany, February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The gunman suspected of shooting nine people dead at two shisha bars in a southwestern German city reportedly expressed extreme right-wing views in a letter of confession he left behind.

German newspaper Bild said, without citing its source, that the man left a video claiming responsibility too.

The gunman suspected of the shooting has been found dead at his home, police said on Thursday.

Another body was discovered at the home of the man in Hanau, a city east of the financial hub of Frankfurt where the shootings happened. 

“There are no indications that other suspects were involved,” police said in a statement. “One of the two dead people found is highly likely the perpetrator.”

Police raised the death toll to nine after one person succumbed to injuries. Their information suggested the gunman had committed suicide at his home after fleeing in a dark car, but the motive for the attacks is unclear.

Mass-selling Bild newspaper said the man was a German citizen and that ammunition and gun magazines were found in his car. He had a firearms hunting licence, it added.