German School Shooting: Tim Kretschmer, Former Student Of Albertville-Realschule Made Some Brutal Shooting Actions

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Germany - A teenager using a firearm made some brutal shooting actions in Albertville-Realschule middle school, Winnenden, about 12 miles northeast of Stuttgart, Germany. The shooter known as Tim Kretschmer, former student at that school.
Local police said the shooter, based on the data obtained in the German media using all black war clothing and directly entered to the school.
As made at Reuters, Kretschmer attempted to escape after shot to dead 13 students at his former school. Then He takes a hostage and fled with a car that been hijacked in a supermarket.

Kretschmer successfully disabled near a car dealership about 30 kilometers from the location of the incident. After getting a shot in the legs by police, he end of his life by shooting his own pistol to the head. Before died, Kretschmer also killed two people in the car dealership, so that the number of victims become 16 people, including himself. Some police also reported injured in this incident.

Victims killed in this shooting incident is nine students, three female teachers, a woman near the clinic in front of the school , and two men in a car dealership. Local police claimed that majority of victims killed with shot wounds in the head.

Security problems at German schools has been a big issue in the past.

In November 2006, an 18-year-old former student strapped explosives to his body and went on a rampage at a middle school in western Germany, shooting and wounding six people -- most of them students -- before killing himself.

In July 2003, a 16-year-old student shot a teacher before taking his own life at a school in the southern German town of Coburg.
A year earlier, 18 people were killed when an expelled student went on a shooting spree at his school in eastern Germany.

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