6 killed in mass shooting in Germany

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6 people have been confirmed dead in a mass shooting which occurred in the town of Rot am See in southwestern Germany, on Friday January 24.

The Police has already announced the arrest of a suspect after the shooting which took place at 12:45 p.m. (1145 GMT) Friday near the town’s train station.

Aalen police spokesman Rudolf Biehlmaier told German broadcaster n-tv that initial information suggested that the suspect, a German citizen and one or more of the victims knew each other.

Biehlmaier who confirmed that some of the victims belonged to the same family, said more information will be released at a news conference with prosecutors and local officials at 4:30 p.m.

The police spokesperson said;

“According to my information, there were six dead and several injured. We are working on the assumption that this was a single attacker.”