Six Dead, Suspect Arrested in Germany Shooting

BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 30: Heavily-armed police stand at the site of a reported shooting near Checkpoint Charlie on December 30, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. According to an eyewitness account the shooting occurred at a Starbucks cafe. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Six people were killed in a shooting in a small 5,200-resident southern German town Friday, with police arresting a German citizen suspect at the scene.

In addition to those reported as dead, several others are said to have been injured including two seriously in the shooting at a hotel in the town of Rot am See, Baden-Württemberg.

According to reports in German media, a suspect of the killings has been arrested and he was known to the victims, with outlets including Die Welt reporting personal relationships between the killer and the deceased may be a motive, although no definitive answers have yet been given by police. The victims are all thought to be members of the same family.

Local officers are expected to give a press conference on the events that took place shortly after midday, on Friday night.

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