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Tobias Rathjen: 2020 Hanau Shootings

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On February 10th, 2020, at around 10PM, 43-year-old Tobias Rathjen walked into two Shisha bars, Midnight Bar and Arena Bar & Café, in Hanau, Germany and opened fired on the patrons with a Glock 17. Most of the customers were Kurdish, Turkish and north African. He fled the scene in his own vehicle where he returned home and shot his 72-year-old mother, before shooting himself. His father was able to escape. 11 people, including Rathjen and his mother, are dead as a result of the attack and 5 have been left injured. (Source) Media outlets reported the shooting as a...

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