People are advised to stay away from the spot
The city of Heidelberg is located in the south-west of Germany. After the shooting, police issued a statement saying the perpetrator was killed, but did not specify how he was killed. It previously asked people on Twitter to stay away from the Neuenheimer Feld area of Heidelberg, where the city’s university campus is located. Police did not say how many people were injured and how many were in critical condition. The university’s press office declined to give any details about the shooting and said all investigations were being conducted by the police.
gunman suspected of committing suicide
The German news agency DPA, citing unnamed security sources, said the gunman committed suicide. It also stated, without citing sources, that the gunman is believed to be a student. It said security officials say early indications are that the attacker had no political or religious motives.
Long barrel gun fired
German police said the weapon used in the shootout was a long-barreled gun. Heidelberg is located south of Frankfurt and is home to about 160,000 people. The university located there is one of the most famous universities in Germany. In such a situation, keeping in mind the security, the German police has asked to investigate the entire area.