Two dead as German police hunt on-the-run Espelkamp shooter | The New Daily

Two people – a man and a woman – have been killed in a shooting spree in the centre of the north-western German town of Espelkamp, the newspaper Bild reports, citing police.

The newspaper quoted police as saying the situation appeared to be a case of someone “running amok”, with the shooter still on the loose.

But DW reports that police no longer believe the shootings are part of a larger killing spree.

Espelkamp, a town of some 20,000 people, is in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, about 370 kilometres west of the capital Berlin.

It is unclear what relationship if any the victims had to the shooter.

One of the victims was shot to death inside of a home and the other just outside of it.

Local broadcaster Radio Westfalica said police reported there were two separate crime scenes.

Police in the town say the perpetrator is on the run.

-with agencies

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