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2 shot dead in western Germany, suspect on the run – media citing police

2 shot dead in western Germany, suspect on the run – media citing police
A man and a woman were shot in the German town of Espelkamp in North Rhine-Westphalia, local media reported citing police.

The shooting reportedly happened in a house in the city center. Police are conducting a manhunt for the perpetrator, DPA news agency said.

The police said one of the victims was inside the home while the other was just outside of it.

According to the tabloid Bild, the deadly shooting may have been a crime of passion. A source told the newspaper that investigators suspect jealousy is the likely motive in the killings.

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Police from across North Rhine-Westphalia have been called in take part in the hunt for the suspect.

The town, which is located in the Minden-Lubbecke district in the western German federal state, has a population of about 25,000 people.

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