German Consul Found Shot in Gran Canaria

The German consul, Peter-Christian Haucke, was found shot on the 27th of April in the area of Las Mesas in Gran Canaria.

Peter-Christian Haucke

A security service became aware of a BMW car parked in Las Mesas with diplomatic license plates. When they investigated further they discovered a body nearby and called the police. The police officers confirmed that the person was dead and the body was that of the consul Peter-Christian Haucke.The investigations of the Policia Nacional (National Police) have led to the presumption that the German consul took his own life with a shotgun.

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Members of the diplomatic corps in Las Palmas and the German community in the Canary Islands are deeply shocked. Peter-Christian Haucke has been the consul in Gran Canaria since 2007. He was supposed to complete his service in the Canary Islands and return to Germany in a few months time during the summer 2011.

Source: Radio Europa

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