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Six killed, several injured in shooting in Germany

A town sign is pictured on a street in Rot am See in southwestern Germany where several people were killed in a shooting on January 24, 2020.

A town sign is pictured on a street in Rot am See in southwestern Germany where several people were killed in a shooting on January 24, 2020.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

The incident occurred at 12.45 pm local time (1145 GMT) close to a building in the town of Rot am See.

German news agency DPA reports that six people have been killed and several were injured in a shooting in southwestern Germany.

Aalen police said several people were injured and some were killed in the shooting early Friday afternoon, but haven’t confirmed the number of fatalities.

A spokesman for Aalen police said a suspect was arrested after the shooting and no further suspects are believed to be at large.

Police spokesman Holger Binert told German broadcaster n-tv that initial information suggested the suspect and one or more of the victims knew each other.

Rot am See is located about 170 kilometers (105 miles) northwest of Munich.

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