Mainz / Trier (dpa / lrs) - The Rhineland-Palatinate state parliament thought of the victims of the rampage in Trier with five dead and many injured with a minute's silence.

State Parliament President Hendrik Hering (SPD) called on the MPs on Tuesday at the beginning of the last plenary session of this year: “Let us express our deeply felt condolences to all relatives and those affected who were victims of this cruel act in downtown Trier the penultimate week. »

Hering went on to say: «We wish the people of Trier a lot of strength for these difficult hours and we pray for all those left behind.

For all those who suffered emotional wounds as a result of the events and for all those injured, some of whom are still fighting for their lives. "

On December 1, a 51-year-old gunman raced through the Trier pedestrian zone with his sports vehicle, killing five people and injuring at least 24 other people, six of them seriously.