Police: Shooter in Hamburg killing had gun licence

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The suspected perpetrator of a fatal shooting in Hamburg was a sports shooter who had been in possession of a gun permit since December last year, police chief Ralf Martin Meyer said during a press conference on Friday. “Since December 12, he had thus been in legal possession of a semi-automatic pistol.” This, he said, was the murder weapon. The 35-year-old fired many shots on Thursday evening. “In total, he fired 9 magazines of 15 bullets each,” said top Hamburg security official Thomas Radszuweit. “A crime of this dimension – we have never seen it before. This is the worst crime, the worst c…

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