Undertakers carry the body of a victim from a bar in Offenbach.
Shots are fired in a bar in Offenbach on Sunday evening, one man dies and another is seriously injured. The alleged perpetrator flees – and is being searched for with a large contingent. The background of the fact is still completely unclear.
IA 48-year-old man was shot dead in Offenbach, Hesse, on Sunday evening. Another man was seriously injured, said a police spokesman. He had come to a hospital. The alleged perpetrator is on the run. A large-scale manhunt is underway, and a police helicopter is also in use. A spokesman said early Monday morning the search was ongoing. “hessenschau.de” had previously reported.
According to initial findings, apart from the two victims and the perpetrator, no other people were involved in the incident, the spokesman said. It is not yet known how many shots were fired. The shot was fired shortly after 8:00 p.m. in a bar.
The bar in Offenbach’s city center was cordoned off with warning tape late in the evening, and police officers could be seen inside. A police car blocked off the street next to it. The police were on site with numerous forces, and the federal police were also on duty. Officers searched nearby railroad tracks with flashlights. A police helicopter circled downtown.
The background to the shooting is “still completely unclear,” the police wrote. Anyone who saw suspicious people or vehicles near the scene of the crime should report it. Police urged people to avoid the area. In addition, she asked the population via the “Hessenwarn” app not to pick up hitchhikers.