Suspects are still at large, police say, after an attack on a shisha bar in the town near Frankfurt which also left five seriously injured. Follow the latest updates and developments
Mass shootings are comparatively rare in Germany although there have been a number in recent years with a mixture of motives.
Hanau is a large town in the western German state of Hesse, 25km east along the Main river from Frankfurt.
It has a population of around 100,000 people. Known for the precious metal industry, it is home to Heraeus, one of Germany’s largest private companies which specialises in precious metals and medical technology.