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Shooting again:At least two dead in German court shooting

BERLIN - A gunman killed at least two people when he opened fire in a German courthouse Tuesday in the southern city of Landshut, police spokesman Leonard Mayer told rolling news channel NTV.

Mayer said police believed the shooter killed himself and wounded other people in a hail of bullets.

"The sniper is no longer on the move," Mayer said. "The situation has calmed down."

Another police spokesman, Thomas Ploessl, told news channel N24 the courthouse in the city about 60 kilometres (40 miles) northeast of Munich had been evacuated.

Matthias Loew from local radio station Radio Trausnitz said the shooting took place at around 10:15am local time (0815 GMT).

"The talk was of four seriously wounded," Loew said, although authorities have not confirmed the number.

The court employs 128 people including 34 judges, according to its website. Reports say an inheritance case was underway as the gunman opened fire.

The incident comes just four weeks after a 17-year-old gunned down 15 people in the German town of Winnenden, in a bloodbath that revived an emotional debate over gun laws.

The teenage killer shot himself when police tried to apprehend him.


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