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At least 16 dead in German school shooting

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At least 16 dead in German school shooting

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A school shooting in Germany has left at least 16 people dead. The victims are reported to include nine students and three teachers at a secondary school in the town of Winnenden, not far from Stuttgart. Numerous other students have been wounded.

A further three people were killed after the gunman fled the scene: two in a shootout between the gunman and the police; and one at a different location. Police say the gunman was killed, but there are conflicting reports about whether he shot himself or was shot by the police.