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  • Police walks at the university clinic in Steglitz, a southwestern district of Berlin, July 26, 2016 after a doctor had been shot at and the gunman had killed himself.

    Police walks at the university clinic in Steglitz, a southwestern district of Berlin, July 26, 2016 after a doctor had been shot at and the gunman had killed himself. | Photo: Reuters

Published 26 July 2016

Police have confirmed that the gunman committed suicide.

A patient shot a doctor before committing suicide at a Berlin hospital on Tuesday, police said, adding there was no sign the incident was a terrorist attack.

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A police spokeswoman told AFP that several shots were fired at a university hospital in the well-heeled southwestern Steglitz neighbourhood of the German capital.

"According to preliminary information, a patient at the hospital shot a doctor and then killed himself," she said.

"The doctor is in intensive care," the spokeswoman said, adding there was "no indication this was a terror attack".

The incident follows four other attacks in Germany since July 18 that have left 10 people dead and dozens injured.

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