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Germany shooting: Six dead after gunman opens fire in Rot am See

Suspect arrested following attack in southwestern state of Baden-Wurttemberg

Six people have been killed and several injured in a shooting in southwestern Germany.

Police said a suspect had been arrested following the attack near the train station in the town of Rot am See at 12.45pm.

Some of the victims belong to the same family, spokesman Rudolf Biehlmaier told German broadcaster n-tv.

“According to my information, there were six dead and several injured,” .

“We are working on the assumption that this was a single attacker,” he said.

The suspect, who has not been identified, is believed to be a German citizen.

Police said a major operation involving the medical rescue services had been launched at the scene in Bahnhofstrasse.

“Several injuries, probably dead in a building,” announced the local force based in the city of Aalen, in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg.

“According to initial findings, there is a relationship [between the suspect and victims]. Currently no indication of further perpetrators.”

Rot am See, with a population of over 5,000, is located about 170km northwest of Munich.

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