Suspects admit to shooting woman dead in Berlin’s Neukölln district

Suspects admit to shooting woman dead in Berlin’s Neukölln district
Police at the crime scene in Oderstraße on December 28th. Photo: DPA
The ex-boyfriend of a 25-year-old woman has admitted to killing her on the street in the heart of one of Berlin’s most fashionable neighbourhoods.

The 29-year-old was arrested on Wednesday and admitted to the crime of shooting his former girlfriend in the head, Berlin prosecutors said.

A day later a 39-year-old accomplice was also arrested and has since admitted his involvement.

The arrests came after a 25-year-old Polish woman was found unconscious on a street in the Neukölln neighbourhood on December 27th.

The woman had been shot in the head on Oderstraße, a street adjacent to the popular Tempelhofer Feld park. A passerby found her lying in the entrance to a courtyard slightly before midnight. Emergency services rushed her to hospital where she underwent emergency surgery, but she died later in the night.

Investigators believe that the ex-boyfriend fired the fatal shot.

Neukölln is a sought after address for young expatriates working in Berlin’s creative industries. As well as hosting a large population of educated young migrants who hang out in its hip bars and cafes, Neukölln is known for organized criminality and often makes headlines as a hotspot for violent crime.

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