Trier (dpa / lrs) - A good two months after the rampage in Trier, the two seriously injured people who have recently fought for their lives are doing better.

The two men are still in clinics, "but at the moment there is probably no more mortal danger," said the mayor of Trier Wolfram Leibe (SPD) in Trier on Monday.

"But they are really seriously injured and it will take time."

It also takes a lot of time for victims and relatives to come to terms with the events of December 1, 2020, said the victim commissioner for the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Detlef Placzek.

Last weekend there was a first meeting of 30 affected people for mutual exchange.

This new phase of aftercare, which has now started, could last for a very long time, possibly years.

In the act, 5 people were killed and 24 people were injured, some seriously.

In addition, there are around 300 people who have suffered psychological injuries.

A gunman had raced through the pedestrian zone with his sports vehicle and targeted people.

The 51-year-old alleged perpetrator is in custody and has not yet given any information about the motive.


The rampage in Trier was "a decisive event for the city population," said the Rhineland-Palatinate Prime Minister Malu Dreyer (SPD).

It will continue to have an effect for a very long time: "Because this impartiality is simply gone."

There were many people who witnessed the crime on site.

"You don't forget that so easily," she said.

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