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Shooting in a German town leaves at least 2 dead

From Claudia Otto, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A woman opened fire at a hospital, killing at least one person and injuring a policeman
  • The suspected shooter is also dead
  • In a nearby house, police found the bodies of a woman and child

Berlin, Germany (CNN) -- At least two people, including the suspected shooter, are dead after a woman opened fire at a hospital in southern Germany, a police spokesman said Sunday.

A police officer was also seriously injured in the attack that happened at the St. Elisabethen hospital in Loerrach, a city in southwest Germany, said Dietmar Ernst, a police spokesman.

He added that police also found a woman and child dead in a home close to the hospital, but that investigators do not know yet how or whether their deaths and those at the hospital are related.

Authorities responding to a fire caused by a small explosion at the home saw a woman armed with a weapon running from the residence toward the hospital, according to a police statement.