Four people have been seriously injured after a shooting in Berlin in the early hours of Saturday, police say.
Heavily armed police officers were deployed to the scene in the Kreuzberg district, German media report.
The four injured were aged between 30 and 42. One man was pulled from the Landwehr canal, reportedly with a gunshot wound to the leg.
A police spokeswoman said the four injured were taken to hospital after the altercation involving several people in the Kreuzberg district, adding there was no indication of a political motive.
Armed police officers were searching the area near the headquarters of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD), on foot and by helicopter.
Police had no information on who was behind the violence or who might have fired the shots. They refused to disclose further information so as not to hamper the ongoing police action.