BERLIN, Germany (3rd UPDATE) – A patient shot and killed a doctor before turning the gun on himself at a Berlin hospital on Tuesday, July 26, police said, adding there was no sign the incident was a terrorist attack.
Police said the shooter was a 72-year-old German man who had been treated Monday at a university hospital in the well-heeled southwestern Steglitz neighborhood.
He returned Tuesday and opened fire on a doctor before committing suicide.
A police spokeswoman told AFP there was “no indication this was a terror attack”.
Berlin police later tweeted that the 55-year-old German doctor had died of his wounds.
The shooting came with Germany already on edge after 4 brutal attacks in the south of the country.
A Syrian asylum seeker blew himself up outside a music festival and wounded 15 other people in Ansbach on Sunday, 6 days after 4 passengers on a train and a passer-by were wounded in an axe attack by another asylum seeker in Wuerzburg.
The Islamic State group (ISIS) claimed both attacks.
On Friday, 9 people were killed in a shopping centre shooting spree in Munich by a German-Iranian teenager with a history of psychological problems but no apparent links to jihadists.
And a Syrian refugee killed a 45-year-old Polish woman with a large kebab knife Sunday at a snack bar in the southwestern city of Reutlingen.
Police concluded that the incident, in which three others were injured, was likely a “crime of passion”. – Rappler.com