In a grocery store in Schwalmstadt in North Hesse, in the Schwalm-Eder district, two people died as a result of gunshots. That is what the police said.

Two people were killed by gunshots in a grocery store in Schwalmstadt in northern Hesse. The police announced on Tuesday. The exact background is not yet known. “There is no danger to the population,” it said.

Accordingly, the shots were fired shortly after 1 p.m. in the Treysa district. It was initially unclear who the two dead were. According to their own statements, the police were on site with strong forces. Schwalmstadt is about halfway between Marburg and Kassel.