Remembering the victims of the Winnenden mass shooting

On 11 March we commemorate the first anniversary of the mass shooting at Albertville Secondary School. Sixteen people lost their lives when a 17 year old gunman used a Beretta semi-automatic pistol from his father’s collection to kill 3 teachers and 9 students at the school in Winnenden near Stuttgart in Germany. Eight of the students were girls. The gunman also killed three passers-by in the nearby town of Wendlingen and then committed suicide following a shoot-out with police. During a memorial at Winnenden, German President Horst Koehler demanded tougher gun laws. To find out more, click here and here.