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Six killed in shooting in Germany

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The shooting took place in the town of Rot am See, about 105 miles north west of Munich.

Six people have been killed and another two wounded in a shooting in Germany that appears to have resulted from a family dispute, police said.

A man called police shortly after 12.45pm (1145 GMT) and told them he had killed several people in the south-western town of Rot am See, regional police chief Reiner Moeller said.

Police kept the man on the line and, when they arrived at the scene several minutes later, arrested a 26-year-old German national as the suspect in the killings, Mr Moeller said.

The suspect’s mother and father were among the dead, the police chief said.

Another two people were hurt and one of them has life-threatening injuries, Mr Moeller said.

The suspect also threatened two children, aged 12 and 14.

He had a licence to own firearms as a shooting club member, Mr Moeller said.

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Police at the scene in Rot am See (Sebastian Gollnow/dpa via AP)

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

It is a town of some 5,300 people in a rural area.

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