A gunman was said to have begun shooting in the town of Rot am See at 12.45pm local time. Police said that a “large operation” was underway. By nearly 2pm they confirmed six people had been killed and two more seriously injured.
German newspaper Bild reported that those killed were family members.
Aalen police said on Twitter that several people had been injured and some were presumed dead.
A spokesman said according to “initial findinds, there is a relationship (between the killer and victims”.
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