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Six dead in shooting in German town of Rot am See, shooter in custody

A shooter has been captured after a gun attack in Rot am See in the district of Schwäbisch Hall in Baden-Württemberg, Germany claimed the lives of six people.

Police in Germany say there is a "large" operation underway in Rot am See following a shooting with several people believed to be dead and the suspect arrested.

A gunman has killed up to six people in a German town centre after opening fire in a building. Mirror reported.

The male shooter fired on members of his own family in the south western German town of Rot am See, Bild reported.

He has been captured after the attack unfolded in a building close to the train station,

A large police presence responded to the incident shortly before 12.50pm.

Aalen Police force tweeted: "Larger police operation in Rot am See because there was shooting.

"Several injuries, probably dead in a building."

Police suggested that the shooting was linked to a "personal relationship" and that there were no other suspects at this point.

They have ruled out the possibility of the killings being a terrorist attack, deutsch.rt reported.

Rot am See has a population of around 5,400 and lies 530km south west of the German capital Berlin.

German Police said a major operation involving the medical rescue services had been launched in Bahnhofstrasse.



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