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Man shoots dead doctor at Berlin hospital before killing himself

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.

world Updated: Jul 27, 2016 01:24 IST
The emergency entrance of the Charite university hospital is pictured in south-western Berlin.
The emergency entrance of the Charite university hospital is pictured in south-western Berlin.(AFP Photo)

Officials said a man has shot dead a doctor before killing himself at a Berlin hospital on Tuesday.

The shooting occurred around 1pm on Tuesday at the mouth, jaw and face surgery unit of the Benjamin-Franklin Hospital in the southwestern district of Steglitz.

Berlin police initially said the doctor had 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.