Six dead and several injured after shooting in south-west Germany

Cordon tape with the word „Polizeiabsperrung

Six people have been killed and several injured in a shooting in Germany, according to reports.

Police confirmed that several people had been injured and some killed in the shooting in Rot am See in south-west Germany, just after midday, but have not confirmed the number of fatalities.

The AFP news agency reported that six people had died and two were injured.

Cordon tape with the word „Polizeiabsperrung

Aalen Police said that a suspect had been arrested after the shooting and there was no suggestion anyone else was involved.

According to some reports, officials described the incident as being connected to a "personal relationship".

map showing location of Rot Am see

"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.

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

He said some of the victims were from the same family.

Rot am See is about 170km (105 miles) north west of Munich.

This article originally appeared on Yahoo UK

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