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Two dead in German court shooting
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21:04, April 07, 2009

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A gunman opened fire at a German court building on Tuesday, killing a woman and wounding at least four others before turning the gun to himself, police said.

The gunman, aged 60, started opening fire in different rooms of a district courthouse at around 10:15 a.m. (0815 GMT) in Landshut, 73 km northeast of Bavarian capital Munich, said police spokesman Leonard Mayer.

It was reported that the surprise attack occurred while a hearing of an inheritance case was underway at the courthouse. The killed woman was possibly the assailant's sister, but it was not clear whether the gunman was involved in the case or was just a spectator.

Since the case was civil, not criminal, people attending the hearing did not have to undergo security checks. After the attack, the courthouse was completely evacuated and neighborhood sealed off.

The shooting happened less than a month after a 17-year-old boy went on the rampage and gunned down 15 people in the southwestern German town of Winnenden, arousing hot debate over weapon's control.

Source: Xinhua

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