BERLIN — A gunman killed at least six people and wounded several others on Friday in a small town in southwestern Germany, before being arrested, the local police said.
The shooting in Rot am See, a town in the state of Baden-Württemberg, arose from a domestic dispute, the police said, adding that they believe the gunman was related to the victims.
“At this point we suspect it was a single perpetrator,” said Rudolf Biehlmaier, a spokesman for the police in Aalen, a nearby city.
Two people were critically wounded in the attack, which occurred around 12:45 p.m., the police said.
Rot am See is a town of 5,000 residents, about midway between Nuremberg and Stuttgart.
Gunshot deaths are relatively rare in Germany, where gun buyers have to be licensed.