Husband and wife killed in Lübeck shooting

Husband and wife killed in Lübeck shooting
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UPDATE: Two people were killed in an apparent drive-by shooting outside their home in a leafy suburb of the northern city of Lübeck on Wednesday afternoon. Hours later the suspected shooter, reportedly the ex-husband of one of the victims, was found dead in a car.

A 58-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man were shot at around 2.35pm in Groß-Steinrade, a suburb of Lübeck, police said.

The victims, reportedly a married couple, both died of their injuries a short while later. 

After firing the shots outside the couple's home, the murder suspect fled in a vehicle.

The crime scene was cordoned off, while prosecutors, homicide and forensic officers investigated.

Police then searched for the shooter using a helicopter and at 5pm a white Renault Kangoo van was found on a dirt road in the nearby village of Badendorf.

Inside the van, officers found the body of a 59-year-old man from Thuringia. He died with a gunshot wound to the head. The weapon was found on him, police said.

“At the moment investigators believe that there is a link [between the shootings],” police said in a statement.

The Lübecker Nachrichten reported that the 59-year-old was the ex-husband of the woman who was shot. Investigations are continuing.

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