Man who shot nine dead in Germany had far-right views
A gunman suspected of shooting at least nine people dead at two shisha bars in a Germany reportedly revealed he had far-right political views in a confession letter he left behind.
The rampage late on Wednesday in Hanau, a town close to Frankfurt, ended with the suspect killing himself. German daily Bild said the man had left a written confession and a video claiming responsibility for the attack.
Police chased a car used to leave the scene of one shooting to its owner's address, where they found the bodies of a 43-year-old German man and his 72-year-old mother, Hesse interior minister Peter Beuth said.
Turkey's ambassador to Germany said five of those killed were Turkish citizens. "We expect German authorities to show maximum effort to enlighten this case. Racism is a collective cancer," tweeted Ibrahim Kalin, a special adviser to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Police said work to confirm the identities of the two bodies at the home was under way, and they could not immediately give details on them or the identities of the earlier victims, The Independent reported.