Augsburg (dpa) - In a violent confrontation with a group of young men, a 49-year-old man has been killed in Augsburg city center.

Together with his wife and a friendly couple, the later victim was traveling late in the evening in the city center when they came across the group. As the police announced on Saturday, it came from yet unknown cause to the dispute.

One of the young men in the group then beat the victim's head. The 49-year-old crashed and remained lying on the ground. Even the 50-year-old companion was beaten by the men and injured in the face, the women were spared on the other hand. After the crime, the perpetrators fled. Emergency physicians were still trying to revive the 49-year-old - but without success. The man died in ambulance.

The police determined on Saturday with high pressure, without having a concrete trace. It depends on testimonies, it was said. It is probably a chance encounter.

Again and again there are spontaneous acts of violence. In the spring in Munich, a 17-year-old was killed by stab wounds due to a dispute over a mobile phone. Previously, two groups of young people had met. The perpetrator was later caught abroad.

In August, a 36-year-old in Kronach in Upper Franconia was seriously injured in a fight by kicking his head. The victim was hit by a group of men during the night. Three of them went according to police on the 36 -year-old and still kicking him as he lay on the ground. The 18-year-old chief offender was identified.