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At least one person wounded in German school shooting: Police

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Shots were fired at a German school in the northern city of Bremerhaven on Thursday and one person, who was not a student, was wounded, police said.

An armed person was detained and taken into police custody after the shooting and the injured person was taken to hospital, police said.

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“The students are in their classrooms with their teachers. The police have the situation on site under control,” police added in a statement. “Police measures are continuing.”

German paper Bild said the injured person was a woman.

Bild also reported that a second suspect appeared to be on the run. It earlier reported they were armed with a crossbow. Police said they were looking into whether more than one person was involved.

The shooting took place at the Lloyd Gymnasium, Bild reported.

Online newspaper Nord24 said a schoolgirl who heard shots had called the police. Students barricaded themselves in their classrooms, it added.

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