Man, 42, killed after shooting outside Berlin venue - The Guardian


Four others injured after one or more people opened fire outside Tempodrom

Police and emergency vehicles are seen outside Tempodrom after a shooting
The incident took place in the square in front of Tempodrom. Photograph: Paul Zinken/AP

One person has been killed and four others injured in a shooting outside a Berlin multi-purpose venue, German authorities have said.

Mona Lorenz, spokeswoman for Berlin prosecutors, said one or more people had opened fire outside the Tempodrom, located near Potsdamer Platz in the centre of the city, on Saturday before fleeing the scene.

She said a 42-year-old man had been killed. Four others were injured, some seriously. Lorenz could not confirm whether the injuries resulted from gunfire.

The spokeswoman said investigators had no indication about what motivated the shooting but it did not appear to be terrorism-related.

The incident took place in the square in front of the Tempodrom as a Turkish comedy night was being staged inside.

Berlin has one of the highest number of killings per person among European capitals.

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