Incident Summary:

02/15/2020: Assailants opened fire outside the Tempodrom in Berlin city, Berlin, Germany. At least one person was killed and four other people were injured in the assault. Sources noted that the attack was carried out while a Turkish comedy show was happening inside the venue and the killed victim was of Turkish decent. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Tempodrom
Specific Description Music Venue
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here. There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources noted that the attack may have been related to organized crime.
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 1 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"One dead, several injured in Berlin shooting," Deutsche Welle, February 15, 2020.
"Berlin shooting: Gunmen open fire at music venue - at least one dead and 7 injured; Police have launched a major manhunt for several suspects after the shooting outside the Tempodrom hall in Germany's capital last night," Daily Star Online, February 15, 2020.
"1 Killed, 3 Injured as Gunmen Open Fire Outside Berlin Music Venue,", February 15, 2020.