The shooting took place around 10 pm local time in a small town called Hanau, Germany. Authorities aren’t sure if more than one suspect was responsible:
The first shooting was at a bar in the city centre, while the second was in Hanau’s Kesselstadt neighbourhood, according to local reports.
Police officers and helicopters are patrolling both areas.
An unknown number of gunmen killed three people at the first shisha bar, Midnight, before driving to the Arena Bar & Cafe and shooting dead another five victims, regional broadcaster Hessenschau reports.
The manhunt is on and so far police aren’t saying anything about a possible motive: