Iraqi goes on Shooting Spree in German nightclub, 2 Dead, Several Injured

1. Two Dead, Several Injured at Shooting in Discotheque in Konstanz –
at the Moment no Cues to Terorrist Background.
From Südkurier:

Cruel scenes in a discotheque in Konstanz. A 34-year-old opened fire with a weapon, according to police. A security staff is dead, several people injured. The alleged perpetrator succumbed to his injuries in hospital after an exchange of shooting with the police. His motive is unclear.

Again, a severe attack in a club in Konstanz takes a death toll. It was sunday morning around 4:30 CET, when police received several emergency calls. A 34-year-old had invaded the discotheque Grey with a weapon and went on a shooting spree. A security staffer was lethally shot.

Three people are currently in hospital with partially grave injuries. The alleged perpetrator is dead, too. Only as late as march, a young man had stabbed a 19-year-old dead in a Shisha-bar.

Perpetrator was known to police 
Poilce confirms that the 34-year old alleged perpetrator is an Iraqi. He had been living in Germany since 2001, a well informed source confirms to to Südkurier. He had been living in Konstanz for more than 15 years, police confirms. He was not an asylum seeker. He was known to the police for several offenses, among others drug related crime, well informed circles tell Südkurier.

As witnesses describe to Südkurier, the man intruded the discotheque from the parking lot with a rapid-fire weapon, killing a security staff member. In the discotheque, he fired shots and injured several people. Then he left the building, as police speaker Bernd Schmidt announces.

The 34-year-old ran towards their direction so an exchange of shooting took place. The officers hit the man, he died shortly thereafter in hospital. One policeman was gravely, injured too, a joint press release by Prosecution and Police announces, but his life is not in danger.

Currently no cues to terrorist background
The guests fled from the discotheque in panic and took shelter, police announce.
It was unclear initially whether it was a single perpetrator or if the 34-year-old had accomplices. At this point in time, the investigators can exclude this, as police speaker Bernd Schmidt explains, the man was on his own. Police was there with a special task force, and  a helicopter was searching the area for possible other perpetrators.

It remains unclear at this point why he invaded the discotheque with a weapon. Schmidt announces that at this point there are no cues as to whether there is a terrorist background.

Update, 5:24 PM CET:
We think this brief clip probably shows the perpetrator injured on the ground:

Thank you Martin for this find!

Update, 5:55 PM CET, from Bild:
Iraqi (34) went on shooting spree in Konstanz
Did he get the weapon because security had kicked him out?
Policeman survived shot to his head as he was wearing a helmet. Man shot, three injured. Perpetrator killed in shootout with police.

By H. Stegmüller, S. Baumann and A. zu Castell-Rüdenhausen

Konstanz (Baden-Württemberg) – Sunday morning at 4:30, discotheque „Grey“ in Konstanz. An Iraqi (34) invades the club, opens fire: One man dies, three people injured badly.
As Bild learned, the shooter had prior been causing a ruckus in the disco and got kicked out. It seems he did not want to put up with that …
The shooter of the discotheque in Konstanz returned with an assault weapon to the soon-to-be crime scene after a fight. The man shot down a security member at the entrance, according to Prosecution in Konstanz on Sunday.
The shooter, a convicted felon of Iraqi-Kurdish background, went to fetch an assault rifle after an argument in the club, and returned to the discotheque. The shooter were the son-in-law of the owner of the discotheque.

2. Some Fine Iraqi Cultural Enrichment:

Saddam Hussein’s son Uday Hussein shoots his AK-47 in the middle of a party:

Uday Hussein Forces People To Drink On Gunpoint


This post will be updated as news come in.

15 Replies to “Iraqi goes on Shooting Spree in German nightclub, 2 Dead, Several Injured”

  1. A gunman has been shot dead by German police after opening fire at a nightclub in the city of Konstanz.

    One person was killed and three seriously injured in the attack at about 04:30 (02:30 GMT) on Sunday.

    The shooter targeted the Grey club in an industrial part of the city, on Max-Stromeyer-Strasse.

    Police have ruled out a terrorist motive. A spokesperson told N-TV that the gunman was a 34-year-old Iraqi citizen, but not an asylum seeker.

    He is believed to have lived in Germany for a long time.

    Hundreds of revellers are thought to have been at the club. Police said they either fled outside in terror, or found places to hide as the shooting unfolded.

    A doorman appeared to have been shot with an automatic weapon as he tried to stop the attacker, witnesses told broadcaster SWR.

    One police officer was also wounded in the exchange of fire. The officer’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

    Police and prosecutors said in a statement (in German) that special commando forces and a police helicopter had been deployed, as it was not yet known if the suspect had accomplices.

    The motive for the shooting remains unclear.

  2. Germany: Two killed in shooting at Konstanz nightclub

    Two people were killed and four others wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Konstanz in the early hours of Sunday.

    One person was shot dead during the attack at the Grey club on Max-Stromeyer-Strasse, with three others left seriously injured. The gunman was killed in a shootout with police outside the venue.

  3. Täter ist der Schwiegersohn des Discothek-Betreibers

    Der zuständige Staatsanwalt Roth teilte auf der Pressekonferenz mit: „Ein Polizist wurde bei der Tat verletzt. Der Täter wurde durch die Polizei angeschossen und lebensgefährlich verletzt. Er starb später im Krankenhaus. Der Täter soll mit Mitarbeitern der Disco in Streit geraten sein. Er fuhr dann nach Hause, holte von dort ein M16-Sturmgewehr und schoss damit den Türsteher nieder. Der Täter ist irakisch-kurdischer Herkunft und vorbestraft wegen mehrerer Körperverletzungsdelikte und Verstoßes gegen das Betäubungsmittelgesetz. Der Mann ist der Schwiegersohn des Discothek-Betreibers.“

  4. Terrorism ruled out

    Taking a page from Matt Bracken’s playbook; let’s look on the bright side of things.

    If so much of this violence cannot (or will not) be traced back to Islam, then people eventually will gain (and encouraged to maintain) the perception that all of these people from Muslim countries are inherently violent and should be barred from admittance anywhere in the West.

    This is a notion that should be circulated at large. Attribute it to a millennia of inbreeding, poor potty-training, hell, the phase of moon, who cares? Just so long as the take-away is the same.

    All that’s important is to make sure that all people are inspired with a growing suspicion and doubt that these cretins cannot be trusted to behave in a civilized manner. As has already been seen, cries of “Islamophobia” and “racism” have worn themselves out, as will ones of “xenophobia”.

    Whatever it takes, people will learn that Africans and Arabs cannot be trusted to conduct themselves according to the rule of law. Those few that do will be considered exceptions that prove the rule. I really do not care if only 10% of Africans and Arabs are causing most of the problems, they are responsible for well over 90% of the mass murders and sexual assaults. That is reason enough to ban and deport all of them.

    Let them first make their own home countries into civilized, high-functioning, law abiding, and peaceful societies (okay, everyone, you can stop laughing now…) as proof that they merit consideration for inclusion in Western civilization. Until then, they all can piss up a collective rope.

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