- Title: German Hells Angels leader killed in shooting
- Date: 7th October 2016
- Summary: WETTENBERG, GERMANY (OCTOBER 7, 2016) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF CLUB HOUSE INVESTIGATORS OUTSIDE CLUB HOUSE SIGN READING (English): "HELLS ANGELS GIESSEN" POLICE TALKING VARIOUS OF POLICE OUTSIDE CLUB HOUSE MEN STANDING OUTSIDE CLUB HOUSE VARIOUS OF POLICE PRESENCE MEN STANDING, ONE WITH HELL'S ANGELS LOGO BACK OF JACKET POLICE VEHICLES POLICE TALKING IN CIRCLE GIESSEN, GERMANY (OCTOBER 7, 2016) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE VARIOUS OF SPOKESMAN FOR GIESSEN'S PROSECUTOR THOMAS HAUBURGER TALKING TO MEDIA CAMERA (SOUNDBITE) (German) SPOKESMAN FOR GIESSEN'S PROSECUTOR, THOMAS HAUBURGER, SAYING: "I can tell you that early in the morning today the body of Giessen's Hells Angels leader was found in the area of this club house. The body showed a multitude of shots. We are going by that for now, but we must in this context first wait for autopsy results. The autopsy is planned for tonight." CAMERMAN (SOUNDBITE) (German) SPOKESMAN FOR GIESSEN'S PROSECUTOR, THOMAS HAUBURGER, SAYING: "We can say with certainty that he was hit by several bullets. Whether there was one or more people involved in this crime, we cannot say at this time. That is what we're doing right now, the LKA crime scene group is at the scene. We are attempting now to (find) bullets, possible shells, if there is anything at the crime scene to ascertain, reconstruct the crime, who did it, when, where, how, in order to get a better picture of the crime." CAMERAMAN (SOUNDBITE) (German) SPOKESMAN FOR GIESSEN'S PROSECUTOR, THOMAS HAUBURGER, SAYING (ON FURTHER CRIME TAKING PLACE IN THE NEXT DAYS): "That is primarily a task of the police, who will of course start threat management from here. The Giessen police will do everything in the next hours, in the next days, so that nothing similar happens. We will do everything for that." PROSECUTORS OFFICE LOGO
- Embargoed: 22nd October 2016 13:57
- Keywords: Hells Angels gang shooting
- Location: WETTENBERG & GIESSEN, GERMANY
- City: WETTENBERG & GIESSEN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA001530BEX3
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- Story Text: German police were investigating at a Hells Angels club house in Giessen on Friday (October 7), after the local chapter president of the outlaw motorcycle club was discovered dead on the premises.
Located around 80 kilometres north of Frankfurt, the club house was squared off by a large group of police officers, police vehicles and crime scene tape.
According to the prosecutor's spokesman Thomas Hauberger the body was found riddled with a "multitude of shots".
"We can say with certainty that he was hit by several bullets. Whether there was one or more people involved in this crime, we cannot say at this time," he said.
He added that an autopsy was scheduled for Friday evening.
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