Shooting in Germany: Several dead after gunshots near Nuremberg, police say

German police in the street

Shooting in Germany: Several dead after gunshots near Nuremberg, police say

A man opened fire on Friday in the municipality of Rot am See, in the south-western German state of Baden-Württemberg, causing several injuries and “presumably” several deaths, the Aaelen police announced on their Twitter account, adding that the alleged gunman had been arrested.

Several local media reported that the death toll from the shooting, which took place at midday, stands at six dead.

The victims, members of the same family?
The police, who deployed a large force on the spot, announced that the people involved in the shooting had “relations” among themselves. According to the German daily Bild, the victims were members of the shooter’s family.

The alleged shooter is a man born in 1983, according to Bild. He acted alone and there is no indication of the possible existence of an accomplice, according to the German news agency dpa. The shooting occurred at around 12:45 local time (11:45 GMT) near the railway station in Rot am See, a town of 5,200 inhabitants near the city of Heidelberg, in the regional state of Baden-Württemberg.

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