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

Tim Baker

Six people are have been killed and several injured after a shooting in a town in south-west Germany.

Police has said on Twitter that a suspect has been arrested following the incident in Rot am See.

The scene unfolded at 12:45pm local time, 11:45am UK time, at a location near the town's train station.

A spokesman added that information pointed to the suspect being a German citizen, and that one or more of the victims knew each other.

They added that preliminary indications showed the shooting was linked to a "personal relationship", and there was nothing to suggest there were any more suspects.

Police spokesman Holger Binert told German broadcaster n-tv he couldn't say yet exactly how many people had been killed.

"We have arrested a suspect," Mr Binert said, adding that initial information suggested the suspect and one or more of the victims knew each other.

"In any case, we have no information on further suspects," he said.

A suspect, believed to be German, has been arrested (Reuters)

Police spokesman Rudolf Biehlmaier said: "According to my information, there were six dead and several injured,"

He added: "We are working on the assumption that this was a single attacker,"

Some of the victims belonged to the same family, he said.

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

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