This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 1 °C Wednesday 26 February, 2020
Advertisement

Six people killed and two seriously injured in shooting in German town

Police said there is no evidence of any further suspects.

Updated Jan 24th 2020, 2:46 PM

SIX PEOPLE HAVE been killed and two seriously injured in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police have confirmed. 

A suspect was arrested shortly after the shooting, which took place at 12.45pm local time on Friday near the town’s train station, police said.

They said no other suspects are believed to be at large.

“According to my information, there were six dead and several injured,” police spokesman Rudolf Biehlmaier told German broadcaster n-tv.

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

Biehlmaier said the initial information suggested the suspect, a German citizen, and one or more of the victims knew each other.

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

Source: PA

Aalen police urged people to “refrain from speculation” about the shootings in a message on Twitter.

Police and prosecutors said they would provide more details about the attack in a press conference in Rot am See later today.

While owning firearms is not illegal in Germany, most guns can be acquired only with a licence and they are closely monitored, making mass shootings comparatively rare.

- With reporting by Michelle Hennessy and AFP.

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Press Association

Read next:

COMMENTS (31)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel