26 September, 2020, 5:12 pm Central - 24°C Rain

Man guns down 6 of his family members in a small town in Germany

Man guns down 6 of his family members in a small town in Germany

By Violet Matakibau
Saturday 25/01/2020
The shooting happened in a building a short distance from the railway station in Rot am See [image: BBC]

A man has shot dead six members of his family including his parents in the south-west German town of Rot am See.

The 26-year-old suspect called the emergency services at around 1 pm yesterday to say he had shot several people in a restaurant.

The man, who had a gun license, was arrested as he waited for police outside the building.

The bodies of three men and three women were found inside the restaurant.

Baden-Württemberg state police confirm the victims were aged between 36 and 69.

Two other relatives were injured, one in critical condition.

The police say the suspect had also threatened two teenage members of his family however the boys were not harmed.

The shooting is believed to be related to a family dispute.

[Source: BBC]

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