One dead after shooting outside Berlin music venue

Four others are injured following incident in the centre of the German capital

 An exterior view of the Tempodrom in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

An exterior view of the Tempodrom in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

 

One person has been killed and four others injured in a shooting outside a music venue in Berlin, German authorities have said.

A spokeswoman for Berlin prosecutors said one or more people opened fire outside the Tempodrom, near Potsdamer Platz in the centre of the capital, before fleeing the scene.

A 42-year-old man was killed, spokeswoman Mona Lorenz told the Associated Press.

Four other people were injured, some seriously.

Ms Lorenz could not confirm whether the injuries were caused by the gunfire.

Investigators do not yet have any indication about the motive for the shooting but it does not appear to be terrorism-related, she added.

The incident took place in a square in front of the Tempodrom as a Turkish comedy night was being staged inside.

Berlin has one of the highest number of killings per person among European capitals. – AP