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Germany: 6 dead, 2 seriously injured after man shoots own family

Germany, Rot am See
January 24, 2020 at 20:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least six people were killed by their relative in the south-west German town of Rot am See on Friday.

Footage shows forensic scientists and police carrying out inquiries at the scene of the crime.

According to police spokespersons, the 26-year-old suspect reported the act himself, saying that he shot several people in a restaurant.

He was able to have a "coherent conversation" with the emergency workers, who arrived on the scene to find the suspect waiting outside.

His parents were two of the victims who were killed in what people referred to as a "family drama." Moreover, two other relatives were injured, one critically.

One 12 year-old and one 14 year-old were also threatened by the gunman, who had a weapon licence.

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At least six people were killed by their relative in the south-west German town of Rot am See on Friday.

Footage shows forensic scientists and police carrying out inquiries at the scene of the crime.

According to police spokespersons, the 26-year-old suspect reported the act himself, saying that he shot several people in a restaurant.

He was able to have a "coherent conversation" with the emergency workers, who arrived on the scene to find the suspect waiting outside.

His parents were two of the victims who were killed in what people referred to as a "family drama." Moreover, two other relatives were injured, one critically.

One 12 year-old and one 14 year-old were also threatened by the gunman, who had a weapon licence.

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