Gunman kills one in German disco shooting, cop among four wounded

A club shooting in the German city of Konstanz has claimed two lives, including that of the gunman, police said Sunday.

The early-morning shooting at the discotheque Grey, also left three guests seriously wounded, according to authorities in the Baden-Wurttemberg state.

One person was killed and others wounded when the gunman opened fire. The alleged shooter then fled and was shot during an exchange of fire with police. He later died at a nearby hospital.

A police officer was also wounded in the violent confrontation with the gunman. His injuries are not life-threatening, police added.

Konstanz police spokesman Fritz Bezikofr said investigators ruled out terrorism as a motive. The shooter was an Iraqi citizen but not an asylum seeker.

“The motives of the man who acted alone are unclear,” Bezikofr said, according to N-TV. “We are still investigating but the circumstances surrounding the events at the disco in the evening before the shooting are a bit clearer and this led us to rule out a terrorism background.”

With News Wire Services 

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