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Police arrest man after shooting spree near Ansbach, Germany

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Police arrest man after shooting spree near Ansbach, Germany
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German police have arrested a man following the drive-by shooting of an 82-year-old woman and a 72-year-old cyclist.

Police say after shooting the two victims, a farmer and a motorist were fired at but unhurt. The suspect then went into a petrol station waving his firearm. One worker reportedly grabbed his gun and two others subdued the man until police arrived.

Translation: “+++ Exclusive +++ #Amoklauf #Ansbach: here, the alleged shooter is arrested”

The two victims were gunned down around Ansbach near Nuremberg in Bavaria when a man opened fire from a silver convertible Mercedes.

Police say the man they arrested has a firearms sports licence but is not authorised to carry a weapon in public. The 42-year-old has no previous police record.

Police planned to hold a news conference later this afternoon.