German man held over two shooting deaths

Berlin, July 10 (IANS) A German man was arrested on Friday after an 82-year-old woman and a cyclist were shot dead near the town of Ansbach, police said.

Police reported that the assailant was driving a Mercedes convertible and had a firearm, The Local news portal reported.

He shot two people dead at a distance of several kilometres from one another.

An elderly woman was the first victim. She died immediately after the attack.

The assailant then shot a male bicycle rider who also died at the scene of the crime.

After each attack, the man made an immediate getaway in his car, a police spokesperson said.

The man also appears to have shot two more people. But police did not confirm their current condition.

 

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