According to initial police reports, two people were seriously injured by shots near an elementary school in Bramsche (Osnabrück district). The suspected shooter, a man, has been arrested by police, officials said on Tuesday. There is no danger to the public.
The two critically injured people were taken to a hospital, the responsible Osnabrück police said on Twitter. It is an 81-year-old and a 16-year-old. According to the current state of knowledge, a man seriously injured himself and another person with shots. There is no danger to the public, and the primary school is not affected by the attack.
According to the police, the shots were fired on a property near the school on Tuesday around 7:30 a.m. Students and teachers who witnessed the incident are being cared for by pastors.
Classes are scheduled to end around noon. This was announced by a spokesman for the Osnabrück police on request. Students are to be picked up. Buses will be made available for this purpose. The spokesman emphasized that the shots were not fired on the school premises.