Wednesday 18 October 2017

Man opens fire on elderly woman, male cyclist in drive-by shooting in Germany - police

Ansbach district is located to the south-west of Nuremberg (Photo: Google Maps)
Ansbach district is located to the south-west of Nuremberg (Photo: Google Maps)
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

At least two people have been killed in a drive-by shooting in Germany this morning.

German police have confirmed that a man and a woman were shot and killed in the incident in Bavaria.

It is understood that the driver of a silver Mercedes car opened fire on an elderly woman (82) in the town of Tiefenthal.

He later targeted a male cyclist, who also died.

The unidentified man also shot at a pedestrian and another driver - but neither were injured.

There is, as yet, no known reason for the shootings which occurred near Ansbach.

A manhunt was launched after the gunman fled the scene. 

German police have said that a suspect has been arrested in connection with the incident.

It is understood that this is the gunman responsible for the shootings.

The mayor of Leutershausen, Siegfried Hess, said he was shocked by the attack, according to the newspaper the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

"In a place with 5,500 inhabitants, where we have always lived quietly, you only know about such situations from the television," he said.

"And then something like this happens on your doorstep."

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