March 11th, 2009
04:02 PM ET

German rampage victims died in classrooms

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/WORLD/europe/03/11/germany.school.shooting/art.flowers.gi.jpg caption="Teenagers lay flowers at the school where Tim Kretschmer began his rampage."]

A gunman dressed in military gear killed 15 people Wednesday in a shooting spree in Germany, police said.

Tim Kretschmer, 17, began his rampage at a school where he used to be a student in Winnenden, a small town about 20 kilometers (12 miles) northeast of Stuttgart.

Most of the victims at the school were female - eight female students, three female teachers and one male student, said Heribert Rech, interior minister for Baden Wuerttemberg region.


soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Lisa Van Syckel

    Just another "Prozac" moment, folks will never learn,.. and the media continues to miss the bus. Or could it be that they want to preserve their advertising revenue?

    March 12, 2009 at 8:32 am |
  2. Cindy

    UMM..was there a full moon last night or something that made all of the crazies come out? I mean we had two horrific shootings going on yesterday.

    It seems like you are not safe anywhere now a days..work, school or at play! I feel really sorry for the ones who lost their loved ones and my prayers go out to them.


    March 11, 2009 at 4:24 pm |