Nine people have been killed in a mass shooting in a bar in Germany
It has been reported that nine people have been killed in a mass shooting in a bar in Germany.
The attacker targeted two shisha bars in Hanau, about 20km from Frankfurt.
Following the attacks, a a huge manhunt overnight began, resulting in the suspected gunman being found dead in his home early this morning.
According to RTE, police in the central state of Hesse said the "likely perpetrator had been found at his home in Hanau after they located a getaway vehicle seen by witnesses".
Another body was also discovered at the property.
"The suspected perpetrator has been found dead," police in the central state of Hesse said, adding: "There is currently no indication that there are additional perpetrators."
The mayor of Hanau, Claus Kaminsky, told Bild that it had been "a terrible night".
"You could not imagine a worse night. It will of course keep us busy for a long, long time and remain a sad memory."
"The police must have the chance to clear up the situation and investigate - until then, we should wait with prudence, no matter how hard this may be," he said.
Katja Leikert, the MP for the region, said it was "a real horror scenario".
"On this dreadful night for Hanau, I would like to express my deepest condolences to the relatives of those killed. I hope the injured will recover quickly," she said.