German Town On Lockdown After Shooting and Hostage Situation

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The German town of Dueren is on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a gunman opened fire in a hairdressing salon killing one and injuring several others.

The town  of Dueren in the German region of  North Rhine-Westphalia is currently under total lockdown as police attempt to restore order and security and manage an ongoing hostage situation.

According to reports a lone gunman entered a hairdressing salon in the centre of the town and opened fire killing one and seriously injuring two other victims.  Police have so far not released the identity of the suspect but say that he may have taken another bystander hostage in a nearby apartment.

The entire centre of the town has been placed under police control as the special police service in the area known as MEK, operate to get the situation under control.

It is unclear at this point what the motivation behind the shooting has been, as officials have so far refused to comment on if the shooting is a terror attack or simply a robbery-gone-wrong.

The shooting took place in the vicinity of a nearby bank which has also been placed in lockdown.

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