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Patient shoots doctor, kills self at Berlin hospital, police say

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Posted at 7:53 AM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 09:12:41-04

BERLIN (AP) — Officials say a man has shot dead a doctor before killing himself at a Berlin hospital.

The shooting occurred around 1 p.m. 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.