Shooting in German hospital, four killed

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Monday, September 20, 2010

The hospital, pictured today after the shooting

According to sources, four people have died in Lörrach, Germany, after an armed woman killed one in St Elisabethen Hospital before being shot dead by German police. Policemen say the shootings are related to an explosion that occurred in a nearby building, that killed a middle-aged man and a four-year-old child.

Eugen Wissler, a Lörrach Police spokesman told Agence France-Presse that "firefighters were called out to an explosion followed by a fire in an apartment near the hospital."

The shooting occurred at 18:00 local time (16:00 UTC) yesterday; according to Wissler, the woman killed a hospital staffer. The woman also injured a policeman, before the police shot her dead.