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Gunman kills six, injures several in Germany attack: Police

By Atta Ur Rehman Khan - Web Editor & Columnist

24th January, 2020

Six people have been killed and several injured after a shooting in southwestern Germany.

According to the details, German police have said a large police operation is underway in the southwestern town after gunfire is said to have killed several people. The suspect was arrested after the attack in the town of Rot am See on Friday afternoon, police said.

After the shooting at around 12:45 pm (1145 GMT), first responders arrived on the scene to find the dead and wounded in and around a local hotel.

Police said they responded to the shooting “in force”, and images from the scene showed large numbers of emergency vehicles and heavily armed officers sealing off the area with red and white police tape.

Meanwhile forensics teams dressed in white coveralls moved in to secure evidence.

The police told local TV that the suspect was a German.

According to the details, AFP reported that six people were killed and two others were wounded. Earlier it had said a police spokesman in nearby Aalen reported that “several” people were injured and more than one killed but could not confirm the reports of six people killed.


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