Eight people were killed in shootings in the German city of Hanau on Wednesday evening. Two hookah lounges reportedly were targeted.
Authorities were searching for the perpetrators early Thursday, three hours after the shootings which took place at about 10 p.m., which police said also left five people wounded.
A heavy police presence was in place in central Hanau, with officers cordoning off the scene of one of the shootings as a helicopter hovered overhead. A car covered in thermal foil also could be scene, with shattered glass next to it.