At least eight people were victims of the shooting, which occurred in the city of Hanau in the Federal state of Hesse in Central Germany. Five other people were injured.
Unknown people started shooting in two hookahs, and then on one of the squares of the city.
Hanau police confirmed reports of eight victims and five seriously injured. The police also reported that the attackers moved in a dark-colored car.
“As we reported earlier, a shooting occurred in Hanau, resulting in several people being injured. Police confirm that, according to the latest information, eight people were fatally injured, ” a statement on its website said.
“The police immediately launched a large-scale operation, an investigation is underway,” the law enforcement agency said in a statement.
The motive for the attack has not been established.