Mass Shooting in BERLIN, Germany March 11, 2009
— Residents of a small German town still have not learned the motives of a teenager who burst into his former high school and went on a shooting rampage, killing 15 people before taking his own life.
Tim Kretschmer, 17, entered the Albertville School in the town of Winnenden about 9:30 a.m. wearing black clothes and carrying a semiautomatic pistol. He fatally shot 12 people there before leaving the school. After killing a man he encountered outside the school grounds, he commandeered a vehicle and fled to a nearby town, officials said. 20 miles away he ran into a nearby Volkswagen dealership and killed a salesman and a customer, before shooting himself as police converged on the scene. The entire episode lasted nearly three hours.
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