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Sunday 17 December 2017

Man shoots doctor dead and kills himself at Berlin hospital

Armed police at the Benjamin-Franklin Hospital in Berlin where a patient shot a doctor and killed himself (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Armed police at the Benjamin-Franklin Hospital in Berlin where a patient shot a doctor and killed himself (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

A man has shot dead a doctor before killing himself at a Berlin hospital.

The shooting happened at the mouth, jaw and face surgery unit of the Benjamin-Franklin Hospital in the south-western district of Steglitz, said officials.

Berlin police initially said the doctor suffered life-threatening injuries, but later said he had died. The circumstances of the shooting are still being investigated.

Police said there was no indication of a "terrorist background" to the attack.

A series of attacks over the past days, including the shooting deaths of nine people and a gunman in Munich on Friday, have prompted officials to call for stricter gun laws in Germany.

AP

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