Berlin: At least eight people were on Wednesday killed and five others injured in a mass shooting that took place in the German city of Hanau. Also Read - Coronavirus: Angela Merkel Tests Negative, To Undergo Further Checks

According to reports, the shooting was carried out by two unknown gunmen in two separate shisha bars in Hanau. Also Read - COVID-19: Angela Merkel Goes For Self-quarantine After Meeting Virus-infected Doctor

The suspects have been not been caught by the police yet. Also Read - 'Coronavirus Could Infect 70% of Germans,' Warns Angela Merkel as Country Reports Third Death

The motive behind the attack has not been ascertained either.

A large-scale search for the perpetrators is underway, police said.

Hanau is about 20 km east of Frankfurt, with a population of about 1,00,000.