No fewer than 6 people have been confirmed dead in a mass shooting which occured in the town of Rot am See in southwestern Germany on Friday, January 24.
According to the police, the suspect was arrested after the shooting which took place at 12:45pm (1145 GMT) Friday near the town’s train station.
The Police Public Relations in Aalen, 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.”