Posted by Bossip Staff
Fifteen people were killed after a teen went on a shooting rampage at German middle school:
Fifteen people died Wednesday in the shooting spree in the German town of Winnenden, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) northeast of Stuttgart, police spokeswoman Renate Roesch [said]. At least five people were injured. The gunman is dead, she said.
The shooting, which lasted about two minutes, happened at the Albertville-Realschule Winnenden school, a junior high school, about 9:30 a.m. About 1,000 students attend the school. Police said the gunman was a 17-year-old former student dressed in military gear.
Authorities had sealed the town off and launched an intense manhunt for the man they described as 1.80m (5’11”) and heavily armed. “It is a small town, an idyllic town,” said Frank Nipkau, the editor in chief of local Winnenden Zeitung newspaper. “The town people are devastated and they can’t understand why this is happening in this town.”
“Police are coming through the whole time. They’re obviously looking all over town for him,” said Roberto Seifert, who works at a company next to the school. “We’ve never had anything like this,” he told Reuters.com by phone.
Simply put, that sh*t seriously tragic. Why can’t these nut jobs just off themselves, and leave innocent bystanders out of it? SMH.