Published on Jun 3, 2017 – Police confirmed the shooting of an individual of Afghan origin at refugee accommodation near Regensburg, southern Germany, on Saturday night, following an attack on a Russian family.
The assailant was shot dead by police after attacking a mother and her children, killing one child aged five. The surviving family members and one police officer are currently being treated for shock; the mother, who sustained “severe but not life-threatening injuries” is being treated in a hospital.
Emergency services have since cordoned off the area. The motive for the attack remains unclear.