Hanau shooting suspect found dead at home after shooting which killed nine

A suspect involved in a pair of shootings which saw nine people killed in the German city of Hanau has been found dead at his home, police say.

Cops claim that a further victim has died from the shooting, pushing the death toll at the scene to nine.

Local police stormed the home of the suspect who was found dead on arrival, a second corpse lay next to him making the death toll ten.

Currently, there are no indications that the individual was working with another person.

Southeast Hesse Police tweeted: "The alleged perpetrator was lifeless at his home address in #Hanau discovered.

"Special police officers also discovered another body there.

"The investigation is ongoing. There are currently no indications of other perpetrators."

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An unknown number of gunmen left at least nine people dead after opening fire at two shisha bars in Germany.

The suspects targetted Midnight in Hanau's Kesselstadt neighbourhood before driving to the Arena Bar & Cafe.

Arena Bar & Cafe's manager said: "The victims are people we have known for years."

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Emergency services descended on Kurt-Schumacher-Platz, a central square in the town of Hanau, located to the east of Frankfurt.

The first shooting was at a bar in the city centre, while the second was in Hanau's Kesselstadt neighbourhood.

Several people were killed in the first shooting, and more in the second, regional broadcaster Hessenschau reports.

Shots were fired from a moving car around 10:15 pm local time, according to German media reports.

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