Six bodies were found early Monday at a Chinese restaurant in northern Germany, police said.
The corpses, some of them tied up, were found in the town of Sittensen, south of Hamburg. The victims - three men and three women - had been shot, police said in a statement.
Police said a 47-year-old found the bodies when he went to pick up his wife from the Lin Yue restaurant at about half past midnight. The woman was among the victims.
The bodies were spread across several rooms in the building, police said. In addition, a restaurant employee suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds and was taken to a hospital.
Police had not yet identified all the victims, but said they were "in all probability Asian."