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Student kills woman, wounds 3 others in shooting at German university

Germany Shooting
Posted at 2:39 PM, Jan 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-24 14:39:58-05

Authorities in Germany say a suspected gunman killed one person and injured three others at a university in Heidelberg inside a lecture hall on Monday before killing himself.

According to the Associated Press, police said the lone gunman was an 18-year-old German citizen who was a biology student at Heidelberg University.

He had no known police record, officials told the AP.

Shortly before the shooting occurred, the suspect sent a phone message to his father saying that "people will be punished," police said during a press conference Monday.

Police said the motive is unknown, but the suspect was known to have suffered from a psychological illness, the news outlet reported.

The AP reported that the woman killed has been identified as a 23-year-old German.

Those injured in the shooting were two German women and a German-Italian man.

The AP reported that officers found two firearms and about 100 rounds of ammunition next to the suspect's body.