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Erfurt massacre
Gutenberg Gymnasium
LocationErfurt, Thuringia, Germany
Coordinates50°58′53″N 11°00′53″E / 50.98139°N 11.01472°E / 50.98139; 11.01472Coordinates: 50°58′53″N 11°00′53″E / 50.98139°N 11.01472°E / 50.98139; 11.01472
Date26 April 2002
c. 10:58 a.m. – c. 11:17 a.m. (CEST)
Attack type
School shooting, mass shooting, murder-suicide, massacre
  • 9mm Glock 17C semi-automatic pistol
  • Mossberg 590 Mariner 12-gauge pump-action shotgun (unused)
  • Diving knife (unused)
Deaths17 (including the perpetrator)[1]
PerpetratorRobert Steinhäuser
MotiveExpulsion (presumably)

The Erfurt massacre was a school shooting that occurred on 26 April 2002 at the Gutenberg-Gymnasium, a secondary school in Erfurt, Germany. 19-year-old expelled student Robert Steinhäuser shot and killed 16 people, including 13 staff members, 2 students, and 1 police officer before committing suicide. One person was also wounded by a bullet fragment. According to students, he ignored them and aimed only for the teachers and administrators, although 2 students were unintentionally killed by shots fired through a locked door.[2]

  1. ^ Eyewitness: Erfurt massacre, BBC News, 26 April 2002
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference Observer20020428 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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