On 24 January 2022, a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall at Heidelberg University in the Neuenheimer Feld area of the city of Heidelberg. According to authorities, at least four people were seriously injured before the assailant committed suicide. One of the victims later died at the hospital due to injuries sustained in the shooting. Additional details, such as the suspect’s motive, remain unknown. Police officers have cordoned off the area while they conduct an investigation.