The bodies of two men were found in a gazebo in Berlin-Spandau on Saturday. The police are assuming a homicide, a spokesman said.

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The police and fire brigade triggered a large-scale operation, and a special task force was also deployed. The police were alerted around 11:20 a.m. by a neighbor because he heard a shot.

The building is in a leafy settlement near the Frey Bridge in Spandau, where the military road crosses the Havel.

In the house where the police found the bodies, “obviously fire has also been set,” said the police spokesman. The fire brigade extinguished the flames.