Two dead in German town shooting and perpetrator on the run

Police tell Bild that situation in Espelkamp appeared to be case of someone ‘running amok’

A man and a woman were killed in a shooting spree in the centre of the western German town of Espelkamp, and the perpetrator was on the run, police said on Thursday.

Bild newspaper quoted police as saying that the situation appeared to be a case of someone “running amok”. It said special police commandos were attending the scene.

Espelkamp, a town of some 20,000 people, is in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia. – Reuters