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A chronology of the school shooting in Germany

world Updated: Mar 11, 2009 22:20 IST

Key events in the school shooting in Winnenden, Germany, that left 16 dead, including the gunman:

Shortly before 9:30 am: Tim K. enters Albertville high school and opens fire with a high-caliber pistol on students and teachers. He flees the school on foot and shoots a passer-by near a psychiatric hospital in Winnenden.

9:33 am: Police receive an emergency call from someone inside Albertville high school.

9:40 am: Two police squads enter the school to find nine students and three teachers shot dead.

10:00 am: Police commandos storm the home of Tim K.'s parents in Leutenbach, 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from the school.

12:00 pm: Tim K. hijacks a car, forcing the driver to take him south. Along the way he lets the driver go, then drives to nearby Wendlingen. He ditches the car and continues on foot.

12:30p.m.: Police and Tim K. exchange fire in Wendlingen. He shoots and kills two passers-by and seriously injures two officers before police shoot him dead.