Rot am See: Mother and father among six dead after family shooting in Germany

24 January 2020, 13:18 | Updated: 24 January 2020, 17:08

Six people including a mother and father have died after a family shooting in a town in Germany, police have said.

The bodies of three women and three men were found in and behind a building which houses a bar.

Two others were injured in Rot am See, northeast of Stuttgart, one of whom has life-threatening injuries.

Two children aged 12 and 14 were threatened.

A 26-year-old German citizen called police and said he had killed several people, regional police chief Reiner Moeller said.

Officers kept him on the line and arrested him at the scene a few minutes later.

His parents are among the dead.

The man had a licence to own firearms as a member of a shooting club.

The motive is not yet known but police are treating it as a "family drama", Mr Moeller said.

The scene has been taped off and forensic examinations are under way.

Rot am See is a rural town of 5,300 people.