Two people were killed by gunshots in a grocery store in Schwalmstadt, North Hesse. The police announced on Tuesday.

The exact background is not yet known. “There is no danger to the population,” the police said. As a result, the shots were fired shortly after 1:00 p.m. in the Treysa district.

“Two people were found lifeless in the market,” tweeted the police headquarters in North Hesse. It was initially unclear who the two dead were.

As the Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine (HNA) reports, citing a witness, a man is said to have followed a woman in the branch and then shot her when she called for help. Accordingly, the man is said to have shot himself afterwards.

According to the police, they were at the scene with strong forces. “We are with numerous colleagues

So it’s a discount store. The area around it was cordoned off.

According to the HNA, the situation in the parking lot of the discounter is now quiet. According to this, employees of the shop and customers are looked after in an adjacent café.

The Hessian state parliament president Astrid Wallmann (CDU) reacted to the news during a state parliament session and thanked the emergency services in Schwalmstadt. On behalf of the state parliament, she expressed heartfelt condolences to the relatives. Wallmann informed the MPs between two speeches in the plenary debate that followed the government statement by Prime Minister Boris Rhein (CDU).