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Gunman Shoots Doctor At Hospital In Berlin

Gunman Shoots Doctor At Hospital In Berlin

A doctor has been shot and killed at a hospital in the German capital Berlin.

Police say that the gunman, who was a patient, later shot and killed himself.

UPDATE: Police said the physician was critically injured and was rushed to hospital where he was kept in intensive care. However, he succumbed to his injuries less than two hours after being shot.

RT reports:

The incident took place at a clinic at Charité University’s Benjamin Franklin campus, located in the Steglitz district, in the city’s southwest.

Berlin’s police department has released a statement saying the doctor is critically injured and currently being treated in an intensive care unit.

There are unconfirmed reports from Bild that the doctor is a senior dental surgeon.

The shooting took place at around 11:00 GMT. An anti-terrorist unit is at the scene, and the main building has been evacuated, according to the Bild newspaper.

The Benjamin Franklin Clinic is part of one of Europe’s largest hospitals. It was formed following the merger of the Freie Universitat Berlin and Humboldt Universitat and there are four locations around the city.