December 20, 2016 / 9:36 AM / 3 years ago

One of dead at German Christmas market was shot: media

BERLIN (Reuters) - One of those found dead after a truck plowed into a Christmas market in Berlin had been shot, German magazine Focus Online reported on Tuesday, citing the interior minister for the state of Brandenburg.

The victim was most likely the Polish driver of the truck, Brandenburg Interior Minister Karl-Heinz Schroeter said in Potsdam, referring to information from a telephone conference of state interior ministers, the magazine said. He said the Polish driver was a victim, not a perpetrator, the magazine said.

Police said earlier that the man found dead in the truck was a Polish citizen but added he was not in control of the vehicle.

Reporting by Caroline Copley; Editing by Michelle Martin

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