Duisburg (dpa / lnw) - A good four weeks after the shooting at the Altmarkt in Duisburg-Hamborn with several injuries, the police are dismantling the two mobile video surveillance systems on the square. "The cameras have served their purpose over the past four weeks and, after the shots on May 4th - together with an increased police presence - ensured security on the Altmarkt," said the Duisburg police on Thursday.
The cameras would not have recorded any criminal offenses during this time - with the exception of one hit-and-run. Police chief Alexander Dierselhuis therefore decided against extending the observation for the time being. "We don't currently see any new areas of crime here, but we will continue to have a strong presence and keep an eye on the situation on site," said Dierselhuis. "Should any form of escalation become apparent here, we will act immediately."
On May 4th, at least 19 shots were fired and four people injured in a dispute between rockers and a clan at Hamborn's Altmarkt. The investigations of the Duisburg Kripo are ongoing.