Shooting in Rot Am See
Six people have been killed and several others injured following a shooting in Rot am See (Picture: DPA/AFP via Getty Images/Reuters)

Six people have been shot dead and several others injured after a gunman opened fire in a village in southwestern Germany.

Aalen police said a suspect was arrested following the mass shooting shortly after midday on Friday in the town of Rot am See, Baden-Wuerttemberg, 105 miles northwest of Munich.

German tabloid Bild reported that the victims were all relatives gunned down by a 37-year-old male.

Police spokesman Rudolf Biehlmaier told broadcaster n-tv: ‘According to my information, there were six dead and several injured. We are working on the assumption that this was a single attacker.’

No further suspects are believed to be at large, they added.

Rot am See is roughly 105 miles northwest of Munich
Six people are believed to have died after a mass shooting in the German town of Rot am See
Police at the scene after shots were fired in Rot Am See, Germany, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Six people have been killed and several were injured in a shooting in the southwestern German town of Rot am See, police said Friday. A suspect has been arrested and no further suspects are believed to be at large, Aalen police said. (Sebastian Gollnow/dpa via AP)
Police at the scene after shots were fired in Rot Am See, Germany (Picture: DPA/AFP via Getty Images)
German police searches a house after a shooter, believed to have a personal motive, launched an assault on January 24, 2020 in the town of Rot am See in southwestern Germany. - At least one person has been killed and several more injured in the shooting, police said. A man with a personal connection to the victims had been arrested, a police spokesman said. (Photo by Sebastian Gollnow / DPA / AFP) / Germany OUT (Photo by SEBASTIAN GOLLNOW/DPA/AFP via Getty Images)
Police search a house after the shooting (Picture: DPA/AFP via Getty Images)
Forensic experts leave the house after several people were injured and some presumed dead in a shooting in Rot am See in southwestern Germany, January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Oliver Stroebel
Forensic experts leave an address (Picture: Reuters)
Forensic experts leave the house after several people were injured and some presumed dead in a shooting in Rot am See in southwestern Germany, January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Oliver Stroebel
Emergency services outside the property (Picture: Reuters)

Pictures show a heavy armed police presence in what appears to be a residential area.

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Forensic teams were also seen entering a house searching for evidence.

Mr Biehlmaier said initial information suggested the suspect, a German citizen, and one or more of the victims were known each other.

He also confirmed some of them were members of the same family.

In a statement, police said further information would be released at a news conference with prosecutors and local officials at 3.30pm.

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