Just weeks after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, Germany was struck by a shooting attack.
According to reports, an armed and masked man stormed a cinema complex in Viernheim, in Germany’s Hesse region.
According to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, the gunman entered the complex shortly after the start of the first screenings of the day at about 3pm, wearing a mask and carrying a gun and a munition belt.
Reportedly, the gunman has been shot dead by German special police.
During the shooting, hostages were taken. Some German news sources have reported 25 injured.