Six ‘family members’ are killed in mass shooting in Germany as police arrest suspected gunman
- A gunman opened fire shortly after midday in the southwest town of Rot am See
- Up to six people are feared dead and several more have been injured
- The suspected gunman is thought to have known victims and has been arrested
Six family members have been shot dead in Germany this afternoon by a gunman who knew them well.
Aalen police said a gunman opened fire in a building shortly after midday in the southwestern town of Rot am See, Baden-Wuerttemberg, 105 miles northwest of Munich.
Germany newspaper Bild reports that the victims were all members of the same family and were gunned down by a 37-year-old male.
Police confirmed that several other people have been injured and that the suspect has been arrested.
Police swoop in on the area in the southwestern German town of Rot am See, Baden-Wuerttemberg, where six are believed to have been shot dead
Aalen police said a gunman opened fire shortly after midday in the southwestern town of Rot am See, Baden-Wuerttemberg, 105 miles northwest of Munich
Police spokesman Rudolf Biehlmaier said: ‘According to my information, there were six dead and several injured.
‘We are working on the assumption that this was a single attacker. In any case, we have no information on further suspects.’
Initial information suggests the victims and the suspect knew each other and there is no indication more suspects were involved.
A second police spokesman Holger Binert aid: ‘We have arrested a suspect,’ adding that initial information suggested the suspect and one or more of the victims knew each other.
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A town sign is pictured on a street in Rot am See in southwestern Germany where where several were killed in a shooting