One dead as gunman opens fire in German nightclub

One dead as gunman opens fire in German nightclub
A policeman guards in front of a discotheque in Constance. Photos: Felix Kaestle/dpa via AP

One person has been killed in a shooting inside a nightclub in southern Germany.

Police said the shooting in Konstanz, in Baden-Wurttemberg state, also left three people seriously injured.

After killing one person, the gunman fled the scene and a subsequent exchange of fire on the street with police left one officer with non-life-threatening injuries.

Ambulances and police cars stand near a discotheque.
Ambulances and police cars stand near a discotheque.

The gunman was also shot and he later died in hospital.

A visitor, center, waits to be questioned by police.
A visitor, center, waits to be questioned by police.

Investigators have turned up no evidence of terrorism as a motive and believe the suspect was acting alone, the dpa news agency said.

Police secure the area.
Police secure the area.

Police identified him as an Iraqi citizen, 37, who had lived in Konstanz for some time.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was known to police due to various offences.

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