Six dead in shooting in German town

Six dead in shooting in German town
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  • calendar-gray 24 January 2020

Six people have been killed and others wounded in a shooting in the south-west German town of Rot am See, APA reports citing BBC.

A suspect was arrested after the attack, which happened in a building close to the railway station.

Police in the state of Baden-Württemberg said initial indications suggested the suspect and the victims knew each other.

There was no evidence that anyone else was involved in the shooting, they said.

The Bild website reports that those killed in the attack were family members, but there has been no confirmation from police.

Two people were seriously wounded, reports said.

The shooting happened at around 12:45 (11:45 GMT) in a building in the Bahnhofstrasse that features a restaurant. Police said they responded with a major operation.

Rot am See is a small town of some 5,000 residents in the Schwäbisch Hall district north-east of Stuttgart, and local reports say the suspect is in his 30s.

Police appealed to the public not to speculate on what led to the shooting and said further details would be released later on Friday.

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