Germany school shooting injures one, suspect arrested

Bullets were fired in a school in Germany on Thursday, injuring one individual in the northern city of Bremerhaven, police said, adding that they had arrested the suspected shooter.

The incident occurred at the Lloyd Gymnasium, a secondary school in the center of Bremerhaven, local police said in a statement.

“The armed person has been arrested and is in police custody,” they said.

The injured individual was not a student, police said, and has been taken to hospital.

“Students are in their classrooms with their teachers. The police have the situation on the ground under control,” the statement added.

School shootings are relatively rare in Germany, a country with probably the strictest gun laws in Europe.

Bremerhaven police tweeted that a large deployment was underway in the city center and asked residents to avoid the Mayor-Martin-Donandt square and surrounding streets, in the vicinity of the Lloyd secondary school.

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