Incident Summary:

01/04/2016: Assailants opened fire on a house for asylum seekers in Dreieich, Hesse, Germany. One civilian was wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201601040052

When:
2016-01-04

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Hesse

City:
Dreieich

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Asylum Seeker
Nationality of Target
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Germany: several shots fired at a home for asylum seekers, 1 man lightly injured," The Canadian Press, January 4, 2016."
"Germany: Shots Fired at Refugee Home, 1 Man Lightly Injured," ABC News, January 4, 2016."