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Man shoots doctor dead at Berlin hospital before killing himself

Armed police officers walk in front of the hospital where the attack took place
Armed police officers walk in front of the hospital where the attack took place

A man has shot dead a doctor before killing himself at a Berlin hospital.

The shooting happened at the mouth, jaw and face surgery unit of the Benjamin-Franklin Hospital in the south-western district of Steglitz, said officials.

Berlin police initially said the doctor 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.