2 dead after shooting spree in southern German region of Ansbach

Policemen stand at a crime scene in Tiefenthal-Leutershausen near Ansbach, southern Germany, after a gunman in a car killed a woman and a cyclist in drive-by shootings on July 10, 2015. (AFP Photo/DPA)
Two people have been killed after gunshots were fired from a car in the southern German city of Ansbach, according to local media.

The gunman initially shot and killed an 82-year-old woman in the Tiefenthal district.Shortly after, he reportedly shot a cyclist in nearbyOrsteil Rammersdorf.He died at the scene.

The man made an immediate getaway after shooting his victims, a police spokesman said, as cited by The Local.

According to local media reports, the suspect is an 18-year-old man who was not previously known by police. Authorities said the shootings were not connected to terrorism.

The man was arrested at a gas station in Bad Windsheim.After entering the station with a weapon, employees surrounded the man and used cable ties to restrain him.

The station has been cordoned off while authorities ensure there are no explosives in the vehicle, according to Nurnberger Zeitung newspaper.

Prior to his arrest, police were searching for asilver Mercedes Cabrio with the number plate AN-W-129. Authorities deployed helicopters to search the area.