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Police Focus on Gunman's Father in German Shootings


12 March 2009

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17-year-old Tim Kretschmer… appears to have taken his own life…

Kretschmer had taken a legally-registered 9-millimetre Beretta pistol owned by his father, a member of a shooting club.

Police said the father's other 14 guns were locked in a gun-closet as required by German law, but that he kept the Beretta in his bedroom…

[The perpetrator] appears to have targeted women.

Eight of the nine students and all three of the teachers he killed in the school were female.

He jumped out of the hijacked car in Wendlingen… shot two men at a car dealership and severely injured two policemen before apparently turning the gun on himself…

ID: N606

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