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Germany shooting: Devastated witness describes horror moment he received call from victims

Late on Wednesday night, a shooter killed at least nine people in a shooting frenzy as victims at two shisha bars in Hanau, on the outskirts of Frankfurt, were shot at. Speaking to the BBC, a man who understood his father and brother may have been close by, explained what he saw when he arrived at the scene. He said: “I got a call from a colleague that there had been a shooting attack here at the kiosk and I drove straight here.

“I thought my father might have been affected, and my little brother too.

“They run the kiosk, I don’t have much to do with it.

“Then I saw them both, but of course they were horrified.

“They were crying.

“Everybody’s shocked.”

Germany shooting: Devastated witness described horror moment he received call from victims

Germany shooting: Devastated witness described horror moment he received call from victims (Image: BBC)

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A shot from the scene (Image: BBC)

It comes as local MP Katja Leikert delivered an impassioned response after learning of the attack.

Writing on Twitter, she said: "On this terrible night in Hanau I send those close to the victims all my strength and heartfelt condolences.

“Hopefully the injured recover swiftly.

“It is a horrific scenario for us all.

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Germany shooting: Where the incident took place (Image: Google Maps)

“Thanks to emergency services."

The first shooting took place at a bar in Hanau's city centre while the other was in the Kesselstadt neighbourhood, according to local reports.

Three people were killed in the first attack.

A further five were killed in the second attack, according to broadcaster Hessenschau.

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