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Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Fatally Shooting Two In Bavaria

German police said the man fled by car after the shooting. He was arrested a short time later. Police said they believe he shot his victims at random.

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Police in Bavaria, Germany said they arrested a man suspected of fatally shooting two people near the town of Ansbach on Friday.

#Polizei: Pkw-Fahndung nach Tötungsdelikt: LKR. ANSBACH. (1329) Im Zusammenhang mit einem Tötungsdelikt heute ... http://t.co/DBZq29v1s2

Translation:LKR: Ansbach (1329) in connection with a homicide this morning (7/10/2015), the Ansbach police are searching for a volatile vehicle. The driver is armed.

According to police, the man shot an 82-year-old woman out of his car window. The victim died at the scene. He then drove to the hamlet of Rammersdorf and fatally shot a cyclist, regional broadcaster BR reported.

He went on to shoot at a farmer, before threatening another motorist with his firearm. Neither were harmed.

After fleeing by car, the man was arrested by police a short while later.

BREAKING: German police say suspect arrested in shooting in Bavaria

The suspected gunmen was later identified by police as Bernd G., a 47-year-old from Ansbach, during a press conference, according to BR.

+++ Exklusiv +++ #Amoklauf #Ansbach: Hier wird der mutmaßliche Schütze festgenommen http://t.co/zSSSBviSIH #franken

Police said that he showed signs of psychological abnormalities following his arrest. They added that he did not know his victims, and investigators believe he shot his victims at random.

Amoklauf Leutershausen: Hintergründe noch völlig unklar. Pressekonferenz um 14h http://t.co/zSSSBviSIH #franken

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