8 killed in shooting near Germany's Frankfurt, shooters at large
Frankfurt : At least eight people have been killed in two shooting incidents at the shisha bars in Germany with an unknown number of attackers at large, said police and local media.
The shootings on late Wednesday targeted bars in Hanau, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Frankfurt, according to local media, where police launched a huge manhunt for the gunmen.
The first attack occurred at the "Midnight" bar in the centre of the city around 10pm (2100 GMT), police and reports said.
The local media reports claimed that at least a dozen shots were heard during the firing incident.
The police later said that the attackers slipped from the incident site in a car and the cops are now looking for them.
The second shooting incident was then reported at the Arena Bar. According to the known information, three people have been killed in front of the first bar and five people have been murdered outside the second bar.
Meanwhile, five people have been seriously injured in the incident, said local media.
An AFP journalist at the scene saw around thirty police cars leaving Hanau police station and, according to witnesses, police officers with machine guns were deployed in the city.