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
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.