Child survives shooting rampage at restaurant

6th February 2007, Comments 0 comments

6 January 2006, Sittensen, Germany (dpa) - A child has survived a bloodbath at a Chinese restaurant in northern Germany, which claimed the lives of seven people, police said Tuesday. While police declined to provide any details about what is understood to be a two-year-old girl, they said the number of victims of the shootings had climbed early Tuesday after a man critically injured in the attack had died of his injuries. "I had little hope of being able to question the man," the spokesman said without rel

6 January 2006

Sittensen, Germany (dpa) - A child has survived a bloodbath at a Chinese restaurant in northern Germany, which claimed the lives of seven people, police said Tuesday.

While police declined to provide any details about what is understood to be a two-year-old girl, they said the number of victims of the shootings had climbed early Tuesday after a man critically injured in the attack had died of his injuries.

"I had little hope of being able to question the man," the spokesman said without releasing any details besides saying the victim, a member of the restaurant staff, died Monday.

Six other people, three men and three women, were found dead early Monday at the scene of the shootings at the Lin Yue restaurant in Sittensen, a town in Lower Saxony, 45 kilometres south-west of Hamburg.

Identifications of the bodies were still being completed as the investigation into the crime continued, the spokesman said.

With the motive for the attack still unknown, the shootings have sparked speculation about whether the attacks in what local residents say was a relatively inconspicuous restaurant were the result of a family dispute, robbery or possibly was the work of Chinese mafia gangs operating in Germany.

The mystery surrounding the killings deepened Tuesday after the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported that sources had claimed that none of the victims were Chinese nationals.

However, while the victims' identities have still not been publicly released, the German media have reported that the name of restaurant owner was Wing Hung Fan.

DPA

Subject: German news

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