17 die in high school shooting in Germany

March 11, 2009

A young gunman dressed in black combat fatigues entered a high school in Winnenden Germany yesterday and fatally shot 10 students and 3 teachers. The shooter, a former pupil of the school, later killed 3 bystanders before being killed himself in a shoot-out with police. Police reportedly seized over a dozen of legally-held weapons from the home of the suspect's parents. This is Germany's worst shooting since 2002, when another teenaged gunman killed 16 people and himself at different high school.  Associated Press