A car with dead bodies stands in front of a bar in Hanau, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. German police say several people were shot to death in the city of Hanau on Wednesday evening. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Federal prosecutors taking charge of Germany shooting case

February 20, 2020 - 2:40 am

HANAU, Germany (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they are taking charge of the investigating into a mass shooting in the German city of Hanau that left 11 people dead, including the suspect.

The move comes amid German media reports that an online video linked to the suspect indicated he may have had a far-right motive.

Nine people were killed at two hookah bars overnight. Police later said they found the suspected shooter and another person at a house not far from the second bar.

The Federal Prosecutors Office in Karlsruhe, which handles serious crimes, said it planned to hold a news conference later Thursday.

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