Sunday 25 September 2016

Shots fired at university clinic in Berlin, German police say

Michelle Martin and Andrea Shalal

Published 26/07/2016 | 12:48

A police car is parked in front of the university clinic in Steglitz, a southwestern district of Berlin, July 26, 2016 after a doctor had been shot at and the gunman had killed himself. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
A police car is parked in front of the university clinic in Steglitz, a southwestern district of Berlin, July 26, 2016 after a doctor had been shot at and the gunman had killed himself. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
Police stand outside the university clinic in Steglitz, a southwestern district of Berlin, July 26, 2016 after a doctor had been shot at and the gunman had killed himself. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
Special police stand outside the university clinic in Steglitz, a southwestern district of Berlin, July 26, 2016 after a doctor had been shot at and the gunman had killed himself. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
Special police stand outside the university clinic in Steglitz, a southwestern district of Berlin, July 26, 2016 after a doctor had been shot at and the gunman had killed himself. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

A patient shot at a doctor in a university clinic in southwest Berlin at around 1100 GMT on Tuesday before shooting himself dead, German police said, adding that there were "no signs at all" of a link with terrorism.

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Police said the doctor was seriously injured in the attack.

Police stand outside the university clinic in Steglitz, a southwestern district of Berlin, July 26, 2016 after a doctor had been shot at and the gunman had killed himself. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
Police stand outside the university clinic in Steglitz, a southwestern district of Berlin, July 26, 2016 after a doctor had been shot at and the gunman had killed himself. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

A spokeswoman for the Benjamin Franklin campus of the Charite university hospital had no immediate comment.

The incident follows four other attacks in Germany since July 18 that have left 10 people dead and dozens injured.

Special police stand outside the university clinic in Steglitz, a southwestern district of Berlin, July 26, 2016 after a doctor had been shot at and the gunman had killed himself. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
Special police stand outside the university clinic in Steglitz, a southwestern district of Berlin, July 26, 2016 after a doctor had been shot at and the gunman had killed himself. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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