Two people were killed in a shooting in the centre of Espelkamp (district of Minden-Lubbecke) in western Germany on Thursday, police said.
Earlier, Bild reported that one person was dead and another seriously injured after the shooting.
The police believe the shooting was part of a rampage, Bild added, quoting a police source.
The victims are a man and a woman, WDR reported.
"Shooting in the city centre of Espelkamp in Minden-Lübbecke: According to the police, two people have been killed. A man and a woman. The perpetrator is said to be on the run. Police forces from all over East Westphalia-Lippe are currently being pulled together on site," WDR reported.
Schießerei in der Innenstadt von Espelkamp in Minden-Lübbecke: Nach Angaben der Polizei sind zwei Menschen getötet worden. Ein Mann und eine Frau. Der Täter soll auf der Flucht sein. Gerade werden Polizeikräfte aus ganz Ostwestfalen-Lippe vor Ort zusammengezogen.— WDR aktuell (@WDRaktuell) June 17, 2021
Two confirmed dead.— anna holligan 🎙 (@annaholligan) June 17, 2021
Suspect reportedly still at large #Espelkamp
According to WDR, the first person was attacked near a residential building while the other was hit in a side street near the house.
A road close to the crime scene has been cordoned off. An investigation is underway.