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Shooting in Kreuzberg, Berlin

BERLIN. A shooting broke out in Berlin Kreuzberg. On the morning of Boxing Day, at least four people were injured, according to official statements. The fire department said that three seriously injured people had been brought to the hospital. A homicide squad has taken over the investigation.

According to the Bild newspaper, the shooting took place around 4 a.m. not far from the SPD headquarters. Around the Möckernbrücke underground station, which is located directly on the Landwehr Canal, the police searched the bushes on the bank with flashlights and blocked the surrounding areas. Heavily armed police officers appeared to be looking for other people involved in the shooting. A helicopter was also used. One of the injured had been pulled from the Landwehr Canal.

So far, the police have not disclosed any information about who fired the shots. The situation is currently unclear, said a police spokeswoman for the dpa news agency. Details of how many people shot could not be given yet. According to current knowledge, there is no evidence of a political motive, the spokeswoman said. The crime scene is apparently in a gate entrance on Stresemannstrasse, as a photographer from the dpa news agency reported.

Berlin experienced repeated violence between criminal family clans of Arab origin. Recently there was an attack by about a dozen men on an apartment and a car in the Kreuzberg district after a 29-year-old was hit by bullets.

Source: Junge Freiheit
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