After the violent death of a 34-year-old man at a light rail station in Hanover, the police launched an investigation into manslaughter. The man got into an argument with a man and a woman on the platform in the Döhren district late Tuesday evening around 11:15 p.m.
The alleged perpetrator fired at least two shots at the 34-year-old, the Hanover police said. Police have not yet had any indication of a motive for the crime. Investigators were looking for witnesses who could have observed, for example, a possible previous dispute on the light rail.
The victim suffered life-threatening injuries and was resuscitated on the platform. However, he died a short time later from his injuries after being taken to a hospital in an ambulance.
A first search for the man and the woman was initially unsuccessful. Both apparently fled on foot towards the city center. The alleged perpetrator was estimated by first responders to be around 17 years old and said to be 1.70 meters tall. According to the description, he had long curly hair and was wearing a light-colored winter jacket.