After shots in a Heidelberg high house the police has found three dead bodies in an apartment: two men and a woman. It will be assumed, according to initial findings, that it belonged to a family, said a police spokesman in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

The investigators suspect that the perpetrator is among the dead. In the apartment In the 15. Floor, the officers also found a firearm. The circumstances of the crime are still unclear, according to a joint communication of the Prosecutor’s office of Heidelberg and the police headquarters in Mannheim.

A local resident was heard on Tuesday evening, the shots, and shortly before 22 clock the emergency call is selected. A special squad of police moved in, according to local residents, with around 20 vehicles and a helicopter. Also police dogs were in use, several ambulances on-site.

To 0.30 PM, the police broke into the apartment on the top floor. The forces closed off the area around the residential complex on a large scale. In the Morning the track was a fuse in the apartment in the district of Emmert reason. The area is regarded as a social focal point.

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