German Police Arrest Suspect as Two Die in Drive-By Shooting

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At least two people died after an armed man opened fire from a passing vehicle in the southern German town of Leutershausen-Tiefenthal, according to police.

The gunman shot a woman on the street from a silver Mercedes-Benz cabriolet before speeding off, according to a statement by Bavarian police. A short time later, the assailant shot a cyclist in the nearby town of Rammersdorf who also died. The man also shot at or threatened a farmer and another motorist though neither was hurt, according to police. The suspect has been arrested.

“I’m deeply affected and shocked,” Siegfried Hess, the mayor of the town, said Friday by phone after visiting the victims’ families. “You only know these things from movies and now we’re affected. Only yesterday I talked to a friend about how happy I am that we have strict gun laws.”

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