BREAKING: Hanau shooting: At least eight killed as drive-by gunman sprays bullets from a car at two shisha bars in Germany

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AT LEAST eight people have been killed in a drive-by shooting in Germany tonight, it is reported.

The victims were gunned down in two attacks in the city of Hanau around 9pm UK time, German newspaper Bild reports.

 At least eight people have been shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Germany
At least eight people have been shot dead in a drive-by shooting in GermanyCredit: Reuters
 Armed cops flooded the area after tonight's bloodbath in Hanau
Armed cops flooded the area after tonight’s bloodbath in HanauCredit: Reuters
 One of the shootings took place at the Arena Bar in Hanau
One of the shootings took place at the Arena Bar in HanauCredit: AP:Associated Press

Five other people are said to have been seriously injured in the bloodbath during shootings on two shisha bars in the Kesselstadt district.

Local news website Vorsprung Online reported that a gunman blasted at passers-by from a car.

Police said they are hunting “unknown offenders” and a “dark vehicle” was seen speeding away from the first shooting.

Another German news outlet Hessenschau says three people were shot dead when a city centre hookah bar was targeted.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing eight or nine gunshots and at least one victim lying on the floor.

‘SHISHA ATTACKS’

The gunman is then said to have entered another shisha bar, where five more people were slaughtered, according to reports.

Photos showed a silver Mercedes covered in silver foil  thought to have been damaged in one shooting outside the Arena Bar & Cafe.

Police and emergency services flooded the area, but no arrests are thought to have been made with the suspects on the loose.

Heavily armed police were on guard at the scene of tonight’s horror shootings.

Hanau is in the Main-Kinzig region about 12 miles east of Frankfurt and has about 100,000 inhabitants.

 Emergency services were scrambled to the scene of tonight's mass shootings
Emergency services were scrambled to the scene of tonight’s mass shootingsCredit: EPA
 Police launched a manhunt for the perpetrators after tonight's gun attack
Police launched a manhunt for the perpetrators after tonight’s gun attackCredit: Reuters
 The victims are said to have been shot dead in attacks on two shisha bars
The victims are said to have been shot dead in attacks on two shisha bars

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